8 cities, which put up for sale
At international auctions, you can find everything from authentic Italian village with vineyards and olive trees to the small towns, survivors gold rush. What else besides the history, they can offer the buyer and how much, in fact, are these historic private land?
Johnsonville: Victorian architecture
Price: $ 1, 9 million
Victorian architecture Connecticut Johnsonville breathes antiquity, and its photogenic landscapes you could watch the thriller "Deep in the darkness" and melodrama about the life of the slaves' freedom. " However, even reducing the price from the original $ 2, 4 million to $ 1, 9 million, Meyer Jabara Hotels Company, which owns Johnsonville, three years looking for a new buyer.
Start Johnsonville gave millers, settled in the village of 25 hectares in 1802. In private hands, the city came in 1960, and was empty for 30 years before - after a fire in a factory that produced yarn, which at that time was occupied by the local population.
Bredian: city of gold diggers
Price: $ 1, 2 million
In the four-hour drive from Vancouver, Canada, is the town Bredian, owes its origins to the gold rush. Now on a plot of 20 hectares of preserved 22 buildings. In December of 2015 for $ 995 000 Bredian was bought by Chinese investors, but almost immediately was put up for resale due to changes in the plans of the new owners. Now anyone can buy a Canadian town, but is more expensive. And suddenly, there still remains the gold?
Garryowen, Limerick: historic site
Price: $ 250,000
Garryowen, Limerick City, Montana attracts 400,000 tourists - lovers of history. Here, half a century ago, it had one of the most famous and bloody battles of the conquest of the Wild West - a battle at Little Bighorn River. During the confrontation the army of General George Armstrong Custer defeated the Indians, and he was killed. The life and career of Custer's written dozens of books and many movies are filmed, and in Garryowen, Limerick is a museum of the last battle of the famous warlord. In addition to the museum of relics on the territory of Garryowen, Limerick area of slightly more than 3 hectares and is located a few houses, a shop, a snack bar and a gas station. According to Chris Kortlandera owner, availability refueling - a significant factor, since it is the only one on the nearby 130 km.
Tiller: Forest village in the National Park
Price: $ 3 85 million
A Aaron Tiller back in 1902 opened a post office here. Earlier in the town lived harvesters, but after the closure of the local village is desolate factory. And now, on 100 hectares of land located tillerovskoy only six houses, a few industrial and commercial buildings, and local residents are only two - a pastor and retired teacher. Strong argument to buy - beautiful nature, because the tiller is in the Umpqua National Forest on the river bank.
Poggio Santa Cecilia: picturesque landscapes
Price: $ 43 million
Cute Tuscan village with a pastoral landscape of Poggio Santa Cecilia auctioned last year for a record $ 43 million. For this amount you will become the owner of 700 hectares of land, where olive groves, vineyards, woods, lakes, and also have a villa of the XVIII century and a church with a bell tower. The last inhabitants left the village in the 60s, so the neighbors will not prevent you here to enjoy the dolce vita.
Aladdin: a popular place for bikers
Price: $ 1, 5 million
City Aladdin Wyoming in the US - a historic place. It was founded in the late XIX century. There is still working 118-year-old shop, verandah which every August becomes a favorite destination for visitors to the annual event Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bikers. The owners of Aladdin - Rick and Judy Breng. The latter provides work of all city schools, performing the duties of the mayor to the seller in the store. For 28 years she was tired of the routine and in 2014 for the first time to auction off his creation. While candidates to buy 12 hectares of land was not.
Redakshn: city scavengers
Price: $ 1, 5 million
Redakshn County Pennsylvania, which for decades was processed garbage from nearby Pittsburgh, from the current March offer to redeem for a fairly modest sum. The future buyer will receive agricultural fields, a few houses and school building, built at the beginning of the last century. The current owners purchased Redakshn in the late '40s. Then only at the local waste recycling plant there were 400 employees.
Cal-Nev-Ari: an oasis in the desert
Price: $ 8 million
Location Cal-Nev-Ari (a contraction of Colorado, Nevada and Arizona) appeared on the map in the mid-1960s through the efforts of 20-year-old Nancy Kidwell and her husband Sliema. To State land abandoned airfield in 113 km to the south of Las Vegas has become a full-fledged settlement, the family worked very hard. Their efforts, one after another appeared well water, renewable energy, agricultural land and urban infrastructure necessary for human habitation.
Currently, 20 people are involved in urban governance and Nancy herself all this time working mayor, solving the key issues of life, Cal-Nev-Ari. The first time the property was put up for sale six years ago for $ 17 million, but already in 2016 the price dropped to $ 8 million Wishing yet -. A little expensive.