Is Japan Really Giving Away 8 Million Free Houses?
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Can you believe it?! Japan is giving away 8 million free homes! Details in this video published on Jan 18, 2023, by PolyMatter, as “Why Japan is Giving Away 8 Million Free Houses“, below:
In this video I go into more (or too much?) detail about how we found and purchased our akiya/abandoned house in Japan. It’s a traditional Japanese house style – a “minka” or “kominka”. In spite of there being a large number of vacant houses (akiya) in Japan, very few are on sale, so finding a suitable one can be difficult. Even if you find one you like it is not without its risks. Furthermore, though the house itself may be cheap, there are hidden costs like taxes. Renovation costs can quickly escalate, so it’s not necessarily the cheapest alternative to finding an affordable place to live. But if you’re after a certain combination of larger land size, lifestyle, country living, DIY/renovation, and yes, something perhaps cheaper than a new house, then it could be a viable option, in the video published on July 6, 2019, by Tokyo Llama, as “How We Bought Our Abandoned House in Japan| Process, Costs, Risks, Finance, How to Find One“, below:
Japan is giving out free homes in 2022! Will you get one? Now some of you may have already heard that Japan has started a program to starting giving out homes for free but are they actually for free? Watch my vlog on whether it’s worth getting one of these free homes in Japan! In the video published on May 31, 2021, by RoninBLue, as “Japan is giving out free homes in 2022! Will you get one?” below:
In this video, I journey to the island of Shikoku to meet up with author, @alexakerr1 to look at how he’s been restoring old, vacant and abandoned houses in the Iya Valley and Utazu, amid Japan’s rapid urbanisation, in the video published on Jul 28, 2022, by Tokyo Llama, as “Last Glimpse of Japan’s Beautiful Old Houses?“, below:
I got a free vacant house ( akiya ) in the inaka countryside of Shikoku, Japan. It is a Showa-era farmhouse with traditional tatami rooms and fusuma sliding doors. I’ll be renovating it slowly while considering Japanese philosophy and design. I care about social responsibility and environmental responsibility (sustainability), so you can expect updates to align with those values. Belongings were left behind from the previous resident. We sorted items and trash, preparing for repairs and cleaning. Follow for more rural Japan, simple home design, inaka culture, gardening, and home renovation, in the video published on Oct 15, 2022, by Bitsii in Inaka, as “I got an abandoned house for free in Japan – sorting day“, below:
In this video I go down to Nagara in Chiba prefecture to meet Matt and Parker from Akiya & Inaka, a new business that specialises in helping customers find akiya (vacant houses) to purchase. We check out a couple of houses listed in the Nagara akiya bank and talk about akiya and their business, in the video published on Sep 29, 2021, by Tokyo Llama, as “Buying Akiya?| Exploring Houses in Rural Japan with Akiya & Inaka“, below:
In the video published on Sep 3, 2021, by NHK WORLD-JAPAN, as “Karl and Tina: Embracing Village Life in Japan – NHK WORLD PRIME“, below:
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