While the idea of owning an entire town in South Dakota or an Old West Party Town in Texas or Johnny Depp's French village are all pretty appealing, a potentially even more attractive opportunity for whole-town-buyers has emerged. There's a British-born real estate agent named Mark Adkinson who goes around the Spanish countryside finding abandoned or nearly abandoned towns and facilitating their sales, and most of them are pretty cheap. The 100-acre, six-house village of O Penso, for instance, is asking $230,000, and that's on the high end. One hamlet in Cortegada, a rural town in southern Galicia, is just being given away, a la those houses in Sicily.
· In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap [NPR]