A remote Spanish village has been listed on a real estate website as for sale for for around £200,000 – or €260,000.
The village of Salto de Castro in the north west of Spain was originally built in the 1950s by Iberduero, an electrical generation company.
It was intended to provide housing for workers helping in the construction of the nearby reservoir, as well as their families.
But once work was completed, the entire area was abandoned.
Located close to the Spanish border with Portugal, the village has 44 houses, plus a hotel.
It also features amenities including a public swimming pool, a school, a church, and a civil guards’ barracks.
It remained as a “ghost town” from 1989 until it was bought in the year 2000.
The new owner of the Zamora settlement hoped to transform the graffitied buildings into a tourism hotspot.
But these plans were scuppered by the 2008 economic downturn, and Salto de Castro’s fate remained unchanged.
But the owner is now putting the village back up for sale in the hope a new set of hands will be able to bring the town back to life.
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The owner describes themselves as a city-dweller who cannot keep up with the costs of maintaining a village.
Interest has been keen, according to Mr Rodríguez, with one prospective buyer having already put down a proportion of the money in a deposit to reserve the listing.
Previous asking prices for the village have even reached €6.5m.
However, a new owner would need to muster €2m to get the village properly up and running as a tourist hotspot, according to Idealista.