The small village of Albinen, in the stunning Canton of Valais, is offering families handsome sums of money to move to their remote community.
Albinen is a quiet, peaceful town with spectacular alpine views, but municipality president, Beat Jost, said families and young people are leaving in droves.
The population has dwindled to a measly 240, and the village school has even closed, forcing the community’s 7 remaining children to commute to another nearby town.
So, what’s a small villagein a rich country to do in times like these?
Pay off prospective new residents, of course.
In case you get lucky to be in Switzerland and you are looking for a permanent resident, Albinen Town might be a town to consider.