The tiny village of Megyer in western Hungary has posted an unusual advertisement online: for HUF 210 000 a day, you can rent four streets, twelve houses and a dozen animals and even become vice-mayors.
The price to rent the entire village (with the exception of inhabited buildings and farm structures) is HUF 210 000 a night, which includes 2 solid and 2 gravel roads, 1 bus stop, 1 office, 7 guest houses, 7 event halls, 1 barn, 3 miscellaneous buildings, 1 poultry yard, 6 horses, 2 cows, 3 sheep and 4 hectares of field.
The surprising idea was cooked up by the municipal authority which manages a social cooperative that runs the guest houses, Megyer mayor Kristóf Pajer told Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu. The properties themselves are owned by private individuals who have transferred maintenance rights to the cooperative.
The village, which with its 26 inhabitants is among the country’s smallest, has won several rural development tenders to convert abandoned houses for touristic purposes since 2009. The task now is to increase the occupation of already existing rental accomodations, which could substantially boost the village’s revenue.
The tiny settlement in Veszprém county is best-known for the annual Megyer Camp music festival.