Hear ye, hear ye! A cozy Medieval fiefdom on the very remote edges of Hungary—only 110 miles from Budapest!—is on the rental market for 210,000 forints (or around $780) per day. Kristof Pajer, the (potentially on-again, off again) mayor of Megyer, explains to the AFP that "a law I brought in means an outsider can also become deputy mayor for a weekend, and even change the street names if you want."
So, what does that guarantee you in the village of Megyer? It's not quite an "everything the light touches is your kingdom" deal, but there are four roads, a bus stop, a barn, a chicken coop, and ten acres of arable farmland. Also, seven furnished "peasant-houses." So, not exactly huge, but every despot needs to start somewhere.
Changing the street names of an 11th century village, staging a week-long land war against a neighboring settlement, and making the entire population (of 18) call you King may be tempting to some, but the mayor suggests a something a bit more peaceful: "We offer all sorts of programs to our guests, but most are simply captivated by the surroundings and the quiet. Once they sit out in the meadow with a bottle of rose wine, nothing else matters." The Mayor, who wants to use the money to paint the town's playground swings, among other endeavors, hopes that the money will revitalize the small hamlet.
Below, gaze over Megyar in all its quaintness.
· All towns for sale coverage [Curbed National]
· Entire Hungarian village for rent: includes horses, cows and a bus stop [The Guardian]