The municipality of Laroya is known for its charm, nestled in the Filabres mountain range in the middle of nature, where people from all over Europe choose to spend their holidays in one of its 100 holiday cottages.
In the middle of the town centre, a few metres from the Town Hall is the only bar in the municipality, run by a married couple who have now reached retirement age and will no longer be running it.
The recently renovated building, which used to be an olive oil mill, is owned by the municipality, and for this reason the Town Hall has decided to place an advert on social networks offering the opportunity to a couple with children “who want to change their lives in a job that provides enough to live on”, assures the mayoress Dolores Moreno to the microphones of La Comarca Noticias.
The condition of having children of school age, from 3 to 10 years old, has the intention of being able to continue with the open rural school, where six children currently attend and where they take “practically private classes”.
The councillor highlights the quality of life in the municipality, the tranquillity of its streets where children can walk freely, the arrival of fibre optics, cash machines and other services that may help some families, as happened during the confinement, to consider living in the town.
As for the bar, the council would give it rent-free and whoever takes it over would have to pay for the electricity and water.
“Laroya, with its rural houses, has visitors all year round in addition to the locals. It is the only bar in the village and especially at weekends there is a demand that allows you to live quietly. We are delighted that people are interested and those who want more information can do so by phoning the Town Hall on 950 12 84 25 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org”, concludes the mayoress, convinced that the proposal is a good opportunity for those who want to turn their lives around and settle in a quiet place.
The demand from people who want to settle in the municipality has led them for the first time to start building social housing. “One has already been completed and three more are under construction.