Spanish town offers free rent and jobs to families who will move there

After over a year of being stuck at home in the UK, many Brits are now jumping at the chance to go on holiday around Britain and abroad.

While you still need to keep travel restrictions and rules in mind it’s now possible to jet off for some sun, sea and sand.

But, will you ever want to come back?

Well, luckily, if you’re ready for a life change and fancy moving to Spain a small town is offering families free houses and jobs to move there.

Griegos has seen its population dwindle in recent years to just 132.

The scheme is offering three houses to rent alongside two jobs in the town.

The Town Hall is also offering three jobs ranging from home teleworking to local restaurant shifts.

The ad explained: "We offer you work in the kitchen and restaurant for you and your partner at the Paladar de Aragón, located in La Muela de San Juan.

“Or you can manage the Griegos hotel-restaurant, located in the square.

"If you are one of those who work from home […] You can telecommute and make use of our coworking."

And, if you have children then you could be helping to save the local school which currently only has nine students.

There are hopes that more kids will mean they can open a second class.

And, the first three months of rent are free with the price going up to €225 after this, although you get a €50 discount per child.

That means if you have two children your rent will be just €125 per month (around £108).

But, you’ll have a fair amount of competition for the spots as 3,000 applications have already been submitted.

Applicants are being asked to send in a video message explaining why they should be chosen for the scheme.

If successful, more towns around “Empty Spain” – that’s towns and villages with low populations – could implement similar campaigns.

Town mayor Salvador Gil has also requested €150,000 to update the town's hostel to "make it more attractive," and hopes to expand their own scheme eventually.

He told local media: "[We want] to convince other people to contribute the lack of professionals that exist in rural areas, such as bricklayers, electricians, plumbers or shepherds."

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