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After Buying $1.4M Ghost Town, Man Gets Stuck There Due To The Pandemic For Over 6 Months

After Buying $1.4M Ghost Town, Man Gets Stuck There Due To The Pandemic For Over 6 Months 7

Turns out there are people who’d choose to live in a ghost town—and even own one.

Meet Brent Underwood, a 31-year-old entrepreneur who, along with his friend Jon Bier, bought a ghost town called Cerro Gordo back in 2018 for a whopping 1.4 million dollars.

He spent his entire life’s savings on it, as well as money from his business partner Jon, friends, clients, and other investors, in hopes of turning it into an authentic tourist attraction.

Fast forward to the start of 2020, the coronavirus hits and Brent decides to self-isolate in Cerro Gordo. The initial plan was to stay for 3–4 weeks because he thought that’s how long quarantine would last, but he ended up staying there for 6 months now—first because of the snowstorm and the pandemic, and then because he fell in love with the place.

Meet Brent Underwood, the guy who spent the last 6+ months living in Cerro Gordo, a ghost town

Image credits: Ghost Town Living

So, Cerro Gordo, the 300-acre ghost town, used to be the largest silver producer in California…

After Buying $1.4M Ghost Town, Man Gets Stuck There Due To The Pandemic For Over 6 Months

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