American Couple Purchases Old House In Italy For $10,000 And Turns It Into A Dream Home

In recent years, as various depopulated towns and villages have scrambled to revitalize their shrinking communities through real estate bargains, buyers from around the world have been acquiring old Italian homes starting at €1.

Massoud Ahmadi and Shelley Spencer decided to purchase a home and perform a total makeover.

When they learned that their offer of €10,150 (about $10,372) for a 100-square-meter palazzo had been accepted, they were overjoyed and immediately set to work to give the house a striking new look.

Massoud Ahmadi and Shelley Spencer in front of their renovated house

“It was love at first sight,” Spencer tells CNN. “Sambuca is very clean,

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