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First Homes in Eleven Years

There’s a village in South Iceland where the construction of new homes is big news. Two duplexes are being built in Kirkubæjarklaustur. No home has been built there since 2004.

“This is very good news and proof of energy and optimism,” says Sandra Brá Jóhannsdóttir, district manager of Skaftárhreppur. “This makes a difference for us here, since there has practically been a lack of housing in the area, especially here in [Kirkubæjar]Klaustur.”

“There’s increased vitality in development here. It’s nice to mention that young farmers are building a home in Mýrar, Álftaver,” Sandra adds. Residents of Skaftárhreppur total 465, but 120 of those live in Kirkubæjarklaustur.

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