In times before squillionaires went to live in Monaco, the Italians were already avoiding taxes.
In the heel of Italy, Puglia, trulli houses litter the landscape – and because they can be taken down and moved (they aren’t any more, but originally they were) the dwellers avoided taxes.
The town/village of Alberobello is seemingly the capital of the trulli, and inside some of them are shops, others museums. So you too can see how people live in these small, usually 1-3 roomed buildings (bedroom come living room and a small bathroom).
Okay, so it’s a bit of a tourist hell and many of the shops are selling tat, but we had a fun afternoon there, poking around in these tiny houses.
Perhaps somewhere new to consider for a holiday if you want to see some different types of house!