Hungarian village for rent, comes with deputy mayor's post
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- If "king for a day" sounds too majestic, a small Hungarian village will let you become deputy mayor for a few days.
The village of Megyer, population 18, has put itself up for rent to companies and tourists.
For 210,000 forints ($750; 690 euros) a day, a prospective renter gets seven guesthouses that sleep 39 people, four streets, a bus stop, a barn, a chicken yard, six horses, two cows, three sheep and four hectares (10 acres) of farmland -- along with the possibility of temporarily being named deputy mayor.
The deal aims to revitalize the hamlet, which dates back to at least the 11th century and is 190 kilometers (118 miles) southwest of Budapest.
Mayor Kristof Payer says the silence of the remote countryside is its main attraction.