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For Sale: A Pennsylvania Garbage Town

For a cool $1.5 million, Reduction could be yours.

Do you have $1.5 million lying around? Do you want to spend it on your very own town? Today is your lucky day—the village of Reduction, Pennsylvania has been on the market for nearly half a year, waiting for a buyer with equal amounts of cash and vision.

At its start, Reduction was, literally, a garbage town—it was built in the early 20th century for employees of the nearby American Reduction Company, a waste management facility that processed trash from Pittsburgh, TribLive reports.

The trash plant is now gone, along with many of the original buildings. But the town still boasts farmland, a one-room schoolhouse, and 19 homes—some of which have river views. About 60 people live there.

The property is currently owned by Dave Stawovy, the son of a dairy farmer, John Stawovy, who bought Reduction in 1948 for about $10,000. Dave is now trying to sell it for about 150 times that, saying he can’t keep up with the operating costs. “I’ve got to be the mayor, the fire marshal and the dogcatcher,” he told TribLive.

If that sounds like your kind of life, you can check out the property listing here.

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