Free House In Grindavík

11.9.2012
Words by Paul Fontaine
A house is being literally given away in Grindavík, southwest Iceland, albeit not without conditions.

Vísir reports that the house in questions is about 50m2, and free to any takers through municipal authorities. But before rushing to the phone to snatch it up, there is one important detail to bear in mind: it has been condemned.

Originally, the town was going to tear down the house themselves. However, they decided it might be cheaper to simply offer the house for free to anyone who is willing to move the house from its current location at their own cost. Surprisingly, eight people are already on a list of those willing to take on such a deal.

Offers like this are not without precedent in Iceland. Last January. the town of Raufarhöfn offered several houses for as little as nothing, with the condition that the new owners renovate them to get them up to building code.

Those interested in the free house in Grindavík should call 4201100 and ask for Sigmar.


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