German village to be sold on Internet

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The village’s current owners are hoping to sell their home town on the Internet auction site eBay.

Berlin -- The German village of Liebon, in the eastern state of Saxony, is currently up for grabs on the Internet.

The village, which dates back to the 14th century, is situated near the Czech and Polish borders and with an area of just 1,400 square metres (15,000 square feet), it is one of the smallest in the state.

For 300,000 euros (405,000 dollars), its current owners are now hoping to sell Liebon on the Internet auction site eBay. The price includes a large farm dating back to the 18th century, a residential house, a playground, a village pond, a small shop and two road signs.

Currently Liebon boasts a population of eight people -- a couple and their six children -- and the nearest neighbours live one and a half kilometres (a mile) away.

Over the past years, a number of bizarre eBay offers have made headlines. Earlier this year, an alumnus of Charleston University won an auction on eBay to blow up an 11-storey building on his former university campus.

After the 2006 Football World Cup, the penalty spot in Berlin's Olympia stadium was auctioned off on the site for 4,000 euros (5,500 dollars).


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