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May 6

Quebec’s Hottest New Real Estate Listing Is An Entire Fake Village

It can be yours for a mere $2.8 million.

Wannabe time travelers, start emptying your coffers: Canadiana Village, a massive fake 19th-century town, has gone up for sale. The village, located in Quebec, is 60 hectares of fields, trees, and ghost buildings, and is priced at $2.8 million, the CBC reports.

The village, which is not open to the public, is generally used for weddings, corporate meetings, and movie shoots. A video slideshow reveals an endless array of nostalgic structures, including a saloon, a church, a school, and a blacksmith’s shop—all either eerily or charmingly empty, depending on how you feel about such things.

There’s a reason for this: The buildings are just for show, says Mary-Catherine Kaija, the broker in charge of the sale. “There’s only one liveable home,” she told the CBC. (There are, however, real tombstones, moved from a nearby town to the fake church after the town’s cemetery ran out of room.)

All this shouldn’t be too huge of a problem for the future owner, who is almost certainly going to use the space to live out their own personal Westworld (Northworld?) fantasy. Who needs accommodation for friends when you’ve got a butter separator all to yourself?

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