House worth a cup of coffee

Home in Götene Credit: Götene kommun, Flickr

You can buy land in Sweden for just 1 krona (€0.08) per square metre. A Swedish town, Götene sparked worldwide interest after campaigns began offering pleasing bargains for land purchase.

The town has an aging population and a declining birth rate, with only about 5,000 residents. Although the town is popular amongst tourists, it is declining in residents.

“Absolutely anyone is welcome to buy one of the plots,” said Johan Månsson, the town´s mayor. “There are no rules or requirements as to who is allowed to buy one. It would be absolutely fantastic if we could get people from abroad interested in buying plots here, too.”

Although Månsson didn´t specify the required legal attributes of buyers, it is likely that only Swedish residents are eligible to purchase the land. Moreover, commitment to using the land is required; building has to begin within two years after buying, otherwise, the land is given back to the local municipality.

Götene is known for its historic attractions, including a Roman church, Husaby Kyrka and the Martopsfallet landmark, offering a rich cultural landscape, which can be attractive to both Swedish and foreign residents.

“If this campaign means that a family has the courage to build a house here, that would be fantastic,” stated Månsson. The campaign is running throughout 2024 and 2025.

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.

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