Village for Rent, $760 Per Day

But reservations are booking up quickly
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 5, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Village for Rent, $760 Per Day
Houses are reflected in a puddle on the main road in the village of Megyer in Hungary.   (Lajos Nagy)

Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast. More than 300 inquiries and reservations for 280 guests have been made since Mayor Kristof Pajer last week began advertising the village of Megyer, available for $760 a day. Pajer said today that tourists are coming from as far away as Australia, South Africa, Sweden, and the US, and the village "is booked solid in August and most of April and May."

Amenities offered by Megyer, population 18 and 120 miles southwest of Budapest, include seven guest houses that sleep 39 people, a bus stop, horses, chickens, and 10 acres of farm land. Some guests have chosen to rename the village streets during their stay, a perk that comes with a replica of the street sign. (More strange stuff stories.)

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