A Village on the Slopes of Switzerland Will Pay $60,000 for New Residents to Live in Their Town


Will you believe a friend who would tell you that you and your family can live in a breathtaking village and also get paid? Sounds enticing, right? It is true, though. A village in Switzerland is making that offer and many people are considering transferring there with their families.

Families are given a rare opportunity to live in the charming mountain village of Albinen, located in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The village, which is 4,265 feet above sea level, has an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains.

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The small village of Albinen was in danger of its lowering population since most of the families moved to the neighboring towns. In 2018, the village started a program to pay families $60,000 to live in Albinen to stop the population decline.

In addition to the transfer payment of $60,000.00, families of 4 will receive $11,100.00 per child and $27,750.00 per adult.

The program is open to citizens of Switzerland with a permit C residence. Citizens living in countries under the European Union or European Free Trade Association, as well as in the United States and Canada, can apply for a permit after 5 years of residence in Switzerland. However, for other countries, including the UK, you will need to live in Switzerland continuously for 10 years.

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To be eligible for the program, applicants must be under 45 years old and agree to live in Albinen for 10 years. Your new home will be worth $230,000.00. However, should you choose to leave Albinen within the 10-year period, the money received should be returned. The advantages of living in Switzerland outweigh any perceived limitations.

Switzerland is known for its best education system and has a relatively low crime rate. The village of Albinen provides excellent air quality, a serene ambiance, and sunshine all year long. These qualities are hard to find in busy cities.

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The village strictly forbids the construction of large housing complexes and second homes for investor groups.

Thanks to the village of Albinen, families now have the opportunity to live in one of the most stunning locations in Switzerland. Despite its binding requirements, families seeking to live a serene lifestyle will enjoy the opportunity to move to one of the most stunning locations in the world with a strong education system and low crime rate. Thanks to the village of Albinen.

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