When I lived in Germany, I always heard that you could buy a castle for 1 Euro. The stipulation would be that you had to restore the castle. I always thought this was a clever way for not letting these structures go to waste.
In a similar vein, Harrisonburg city is auctioning off a building that is starting at $5. However, if you are the lucky winner, you will need to remove the building from the premise.
Here are the details from the city:
"Post & beam building with metal roof and siding build on concrete slab. 9,600 SF constructed in 2000.
This sale is for the structure only and the buyer is solely responsible for dismantling the existing structure. The City will not provide any assistance with the removal. Once the dismantling process is started the buyer is responsible for diligently working to expedite the removal of the structure.
The building must be removed by July 1, 2016.
Access hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri, however if needed the City will work with the awarded bidder to accommodate their removal schedule in order to speed up the removal process.
The building will be completely cleaned out by the time the building is ready to be removed. Waste oil burner shown is not included in the sale. (Pictures still show some contents).
Building dimensions are approximately 180 x 50. Roof is a 6.5 pitch.
Site visits will be allowed during working hours listed above. Call Charlie Honaker at 540-434-5928.
Insurance will be required for the awarded bidder. Requirements are attached.
City of Harrisonburg employees are limited to a max bid amount of $500.
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