There is a small picturesque mountainside village in Switzerland near Leukerbad in the beautiful Canton of Valais. The village of Albinen is a calm and peaceful town with the stunning mountainous area.
THE SWISS VILLAGE POPULATION CRISIS
It is remote though and the village is going through a population crisis. The village has always been small but many residents have left for ‘Big city life’.
Young residents left the village to seek their fortunes elsewhere.
The school had to close down, the parks were empty and trade in the local shops and stores suffered. Young people moved to the larger Swiss cities to seek their fame and secure their future. Will they be tempted to come back for money?
As a result, local residents have demanded council to do something to help reverse the decline and improve village future. Upon the request, now the council has decided to grow their village economy and change the way the people live and they’re paying people to move in.
Yes! they are offering 70,000 Swiss Francs for people who are willing to come and live in the village for at least 10 years.
Who wouldn’t want to live somewhere – quiet, beautiful and scenic?
And, here’s the bonus, get paid to do it. This Swiss village is offering 70,000 Swiss Francs to families who will move in. They’re wanting to attract younger families or younger people (under 45) who will either buy or build a new home and stay for at least a decade. And they’re paying them to do it!
You’ll need to do your research. Each adult is being offered just over 25,000 Swiss Francs and each child around 10,000 Swiss Francs. So a family of four comprising two adults and two kids are looking at the 70,000 Swiss Francs.
Newsletter states that,
It is an investment in the village’s future, adding that the community will profit from the new families through taxes, construction contracts and purchases in the village shop, while young people will bring life back to the village. In a best-case scenario, even the village school will reopen.
It’s not just money that will tempt them back though. The Swiss village is not only offering 70,000 Swiss Francs but also a way of life that is different to any other. It’s a small life, a quiet life, and a very safe life.
It’s not only about the money, it’s about the way of life, of getting away from a large impersonal lifestyle and getting into a new community.
Would you do it? The Swiss Village is offering 70,000 Swiss Francs and it may just be the change that you are looking for 😉