Hello fellow Edgeryders!

The Municipality of Gangi on Sicily, Italy are giving away free houses to anyone who would like to renovate the properties to a certain extent (and reboot the economy). Can this be interesting for the unMonastery-project or the Edgeryders community in general? I just want to let all Edgeryders know about the possibilities in Gangi!

Please contact the municipality if you're interested to get a house even if it isn't connected to Edgeryders!

Blog Post about the release: http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/07/09/this-empty-sicilian-town-is-giving-away-free-houses/
Press Release from Municipality of Gangi at Sicily, Italy: http://www.comune.gangi.pa.it/sportellodoc/free_houses.pdf

I did not find any forum at Edgeryders to post in so I'm putting this up as a project if anyone is interested to bring forward. I am not sure this has already been mentioned in any other community communication channels. Let me know where this offer fits in an existing project on Edgeryders and I will delete this project and add it as a comment to that one.

Similar ghost towns to revitalize(?):
http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/07/06/wander-through-the-sicilian-village-in-a-cave-frozen-in-time/
http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/08/03/the-forbidden-italian-dreamtown/
http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/01/24/last-train-to-sicily/

Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gangi_SS_Salvatore.JPG CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Further Explanation of potential Gangi project

Hi Alberto, thanks for feedback, here's my post to answer your questions:

- Potentially a great initiative! Can you say more about yourself (your profile page is empty: no name of picture or anything) and the project?

I wish to not share more info about myself at this point (except questions below). This post was just the quickest way I found to share the opportunity with this community.

- Do you live in Gangi, yourself, and are you willing to lead the initiative?

Great!

Potentially a great initiative! Can you say more about yourself (your profile page is empty: no name of picture or anything) and the project? Do you live in Gangi, yourself, and are you willing to lead the initiative? How do you envision the life of people who move in? Will locals be welcoming or skeptical? Or both?

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Green houses, “expelled” from the cities

Screws instead of foundation, walls made of casings or soil, insulation made of hemp, wool, reed or cellulose, gardens placed on the roofs, solar panels and modern technologies. These are a few ingredients of some green houses built outside the cities. The owners talked about why they decided to move from the urban tumult to build and how hard the process was in Open Source Circular Economy Days Sibiu, Romania.

Further Explanation of potential Gangi project

Hi Alberto, thanks for feedback, here's my post to answer your questions:

- Potentially a great initiative! Can you say more about yourself (your profile page is empty: no name of picture or anything) and the project?

I wish to not share more info about myself at this point (except questions below). This post was just the quickest way I found to share the opportunity with this community.

- Do you live in Gangi, yourself, and are you willing to lead the initiative?

Great!

Potentially a great initiative! Can you say more about yourself (your profile page is empty: no name of picture or anything) and the project? Do you live in Gangi, yourself, and are you willing to lead the initiative? How do you envision the life of people who move in? Will locals be welcoming or skeptical? Or both?

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