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A tiny village in the Swiss Alps might pay you to live there

Are you dreaming of up-and-leaving your city life to live in the country? These fantasies usually require a significant outlay of cash. Until now.


This is not a picture of Albinen - but you can expect similar breathtaking beauty

A tiny picturesque town in the Swiss Alps may soon be accepting applications for prospective residents, who, upon being chosen, would be paid 25,000 Swiss francs per adult and 10,000 per child to live there for at least a decade.

Albinen, located in the canton of Valais in southwestern Switzerland “on the sunny sides of the Rhone valley,” counts just 240 residents, with many of them having moved away in recent years—which is why the government will be voting on an initiative to recruit new residents.

Applicants must be under the age of 45, be willing to stay there full time (i.e., not on holiday) for 10 years, and live in a home that is worth at least 200,000 Swiss francs. Although Albinen may not be bustling with available jobs, many can be found in larger neighboring villages.

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