Entire village for rent for just £500 a day – with everything included, says the mayor

The 11th century hamlet needs the money for upgrades, he added

A Hungarian mayor has put an entire village up for rent for £500 per day, which includes four streets, a bus stop, a barn and peace and quiet for miles around.

Megyer, in the north west of the country, has a tiny population of just 18 and comes with guest houses that sleep 39 people in total.

There are also six horses, two cows, three sheep and a chicken yard on four hectares (10 acres) of land – which could add up to there being more animals than humans.

 

For 210,000 forints a day (just over £500 or 690 euros), the person who ends up renting the village gets everything included as well as the temporary title of “deputy mayor”.

The scheme is in hope to raise money so the 11th century hamlet – based 120 miles (190 kilometres) away from Budapest – can be upgraded.

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The only bus stop in the village

Mayor Kristof Pajer said on Wednesday that the silence of the remote countryside was its main attraction.

“We offer all sorts of programs to our guests, but most are simply captivated by the surroundings and the quiet,” said Pajer, a 42-year-old engineer.

“Once they sit out in the meadow with a bottle of rose wine, nothing else matters.”

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Only 18 people live in Megyer, so there is plenty of room

Pajer told Associated Press that he is trying to get companies to use his town as a place for corporate team-building exercises and to potentially include renovation in their activities.

Interim deputy mayors can also rename the village streets to their liking for the duration of their stay, he added.

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