Looking for a unique home? Why not buy a whole village in New Zealand for the same price as a city mansion?
The tiny town of Otira, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, is on the market for $NZ1 million ($817,060).
The village’s owners, Bill and Christine Hennah, made the purchase in 1998 after passing through the town and “feeling sorry for it”, The Press said today.
They paid $NZ80,000 ($65,290) for the hotel, school, railway station, townhall and 18 houses.
The Kiwi couple, now in their 60s, are asking for $NZ350,000 ($285,520) for the hotel, or $NZ1 million ($817,060) for the whole lot.
Otira has a population of 40 and is in the middle of a national park in on the West Coast of the South Island.