Imagine the majestic view of the snow-capped Alps. Imagine living in a close-knit village where everybody knows everyone. On top of those, you will also get up to $70,000.00 for simply moving to a particular village in Switzerland! You are probably thinking, “What’s the catch?” And for the first time, you will realize that what other people consider as the “catch” is no “catch” at all. Most people would see this as a win-win situation – moving to a quiet village with your family with enough money to start anew. A Bigger population means a significant improvement in the economy so there is no catch at all. Switzerland will help you and in return, your mere presence will help improve the economy of the village of Albinen.
The View from the Top
You will feel like you are on top of the world as you enjoy the picturesque view that people would gladly kill for, every day. People are even willing to spend millions just to purchase a lot and build a house with such view. Now, you can have that view and the government will even pay you just to take it. Albinen is waiting for you to grab this opportunity and help you get started as you help the village in raising its population.
Aside from a change of view, you will also be given an opportunity to put up a business or start a new way of life with up to $70,000.00 for a family of four. A bigger family means bigger reward. Each adult in the family can get more than $25,000.00 while the minors can get up to $10,000.00 each. You can use this money as capital for your business with the hopes that more people will move into the village. You can also use the money to build your dream house for your family.
What’s the catch?
The catch is that the population has dwindled down to less than 300 persons. Therefore, you may not have a lot of prospective clients in case that you plan to put up a business. The school has closed down because there were only 7 school children left. Therefore, in case that you decide to move to this village with your family, your children may have to travel to nearby towns to study. That is until the population rises and becomes enough to have the school reopened. In order to bring the village back to life, Switzerland is willing to offer monetary rewards.
Moving means that you will have to live far away from your other relatives, loved ones, and friends. It means an adjustment in your lifestyle including your language, the clothes that you wear, and the food that you eat. Therefore, it is best to make a decision considering the opinion of everyone in the family. It is, after all, a life-changing decision. To move or not to move? To move for the money, to move for the view, or to move for both?