It was that attention, in fact, that led the Turkish government to open up some of the run-down albeit picturesque town to interested parties in an effort to, at least, partially restore it.
So, what does that mean for you, the interested renter? Well, whoever wins the auction on October 23 will have to front the bill for a hotel and other to-be-determined tourist attractions -- which are collectively estimated to cost around $13 million. Ok, so not the best rental deal. Although, averaged over 49 years... well, we'll let you do the math.
Either way, before totally not gauging your parents' interest in owning a Turkish ghost town, check out pictures below.