Abandoned village in New Zealand is for sale for 1.4 million pounds

Abandoned village in New Zealand is for sale for 1.4 million pounds

If you're a millionaire looking for a suitable place for the Apocalypse, this deserted New Zealand village is just the ticket.

It consists of eight houses, a main lodge and a restaurant and is on the market for £ 1.4 million (NZ $ 2.7 million).

Located on the South Island, Lake Waitaki Village was built in the 1930s to house workers at a nearby causeway. More than 40 families moved to the village, but in 1989 they all moved out because the dam system was automated and the workers were no longer needed.

Lake Waitaki Village on New Zealand's South Island, abandoned 30 years ago but now available for £ 1.4 million (NZ $ 2.7 million)

Lake Waitaki Village on New Zealand's South Island, abandoned 30 years ago but now available for £ 1.4 million (NZ $ 2.7 million)

Lake Waitaki Village on New Zealand's South Island, which was abandoned 30 years ago, but now for sale for 1.4 million pounds (NZ $ 2.7 million)

The village was built in the 1930s to accommodate all workers at a nearby dam, and at one point over 40 families lived

The village was built in the 1930s to accommodate all workers at a nearby dam, and at one point over 40 families lived

The village was built in the 1930s to accommodate all workers at a nearby dam, and at one point over 40 families lived

After the dam was automated and the workers were no longer needed, the residents began to move away from Lake Waitaki Village, and in 1989 it was completely abandoned

After the dam was automated and the workers were no longer needed, the residents began to move away from Lake Waitaki Village, and in 1989 it was completely abandoned

After the dam was automated and the workers were no longer needed, the residents began to move away from Lake Waitaki Village, and in 1989 it was completely abandoned

The lodge's main building in the village is home to owner accommodation, a restaurant and a billiard room

The lodge's main building in the village is home to owner accommodation, a restaurant and a billiard room

The lodge's main building in the village is home to owner accommodation, a restaurant and a billiard room

Those who catch the village are the owners of the 14 hectares of Lake Waitaki Village

Those who catch the village are the owners of the 14 hectares of Lake Waitaki Village

Those who catch the village are the owners of the 14 hectares of Lake Waitaki Village

An agency that markets the property states that it had "great interest" from potential buyers

An agency that markets the property states that it had "great interest" from potential buyers

An agency that markets the property states that they are from potential buyers

A plan showing the 14 hectares of land the buyer of the village will own. The hamlet on the lake is located near numerous ski resorts

A plan showing the 14 hectares of land the buyer of the village will own. The hamlet on the lake is located near numerous ski resorts

A plan showing the 14 hectares of land the buyer of the village will own. The hamlet on the lake is located near numerous ski resorts

Now, after being abandoned for almost 30 years, the 14-acre hamlet seems to be torn up – the realtor, who points out, said he had "a lot of interest".

The interest of millions of millionaires and billionaires who are looking for a safe haven in the event of a collapse of civilization may well be of interest.

Finally, it was reported earlier this year that billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel bought a 477-acre former sheep station on the South Island and that the Silicon Valley businessman Sam Altman would fly there in the case of the project would collapse world economic system.

Of course, the disadvantage of buying Lake Waitaki Village is that you have to be native kiwis. Foreign buyers were banned from buying existing homes that New Zealanders could otherwise buy and live in.

The ban came into force earlier this year to promote more home ownership in the country. It turned out that Mr. Thiel had bought the New Zealand citizenship.

Those in charge of their paperwork may be interested to learn that the main lodge at Lake Waitaki Village has bedrooms, a reception area, a billiard room, and a formal lounge, while the houses all have three bedrooms.

There is also a nine-bay garage.

The restaurant is decorated with mahogany details and has a fully equipped kitchen.

The formal lounge and restaurant in the main lodge in the village, which is designed with mahogany

The formal lounge and restaurant in the main lodge in the village, which is designed with mahogany

The formal lounge and restaurant in the main lodge in the village, which is designed with mahogany

The bar area of ​​the restaurant, which is also for sale. The list says that much of the infrastructure already exists to turn the village into a resort or conference venue

The bar area of ​​the restaurant, which is also for sale. The list says that much of the infrastructure already exists to turn the village into a resort or conference venue

The bar area of ​​the restaurant, which is also for sale. The list says that much of the infrastructure already exists to turn the village into a resort or conference venue

The main lodge has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, so any shopper can easily start a restaurant or coffee shop

The main lodge has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, so any shopper can easily start a restaurant or coffee shop

The main lodge has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, so any shopper can easily start a restaurant or coffee shop

Lake Waitaki Village is in close proximity to a number of ski resorts. According to the listing, the village is located on the lake in a "virgin New Zealand holiday region".

Kelli Milmine of One Agency, which offers the property, says potential buyers were interested in turning the village into a community for an extended family, resort, and even a winery.

She told MailOnline Travel: "We had many requests and there are several parties that deal with all the details."

One of the bedrooms in the lodge is 585 square meters and was recently renovated

One of the bedrooms in the lodge is 585 square meters and was recently renovated

One of the bedrooms in the lodge is 585 square meters and was recently renovated

Potential buyers have told the agency that markets the village that they would like to convert it into a holiday resort or a winery. Pictured is one of the bedrooms in the main lodge

Potential buyers have told the agency that markets the village that they would like to convert it into a holiday resort or a winery. Pictured is one of the bedrooms in the main lodge

Potential buyers have told the agency that markets the village that they would like to convert it into a holiday resort or a winery. Pictured is one of the bedrooms in the main lodge

The billiard room in the main house in the village. Strict property laws in New Zealand mean that only indigenous kiwis can buy the village

The billiard room in the main house in the village. Strict property laws in New Zealand mean that only indigenous kiwis can buy the village

The billiard room in the main house in the village. Strict property laws in New Zealand mean that only indigenous kiwis can buy the village

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