Cheap Old Houses Abroad

Issue #3

Welcome and thank you to my patrons new and old! I'm excited to welcome you to the 3rd edition of Cheap Old Houses Abroad.

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Vélez de Benaudalla, Spain

($113,380 USD)

A beautiful old townhouse with mountain views.

4 bedroom townhouse which is well positioned in the town centre and easy walking to all amenities. The accommodation offers a bright entrance hall with curved staircase, lounge, fitted kitchen, small rear courtyard and separate utility room. There are 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms ( 1 on the ground floor) plus large roof terrace with open views. Situated just 50 metres from the main town highway this well constructed townhouse offers spacious accommodation and outside space. The entrance is open and bright.

Tremezzina, Italy

($147,388 USD)

Not fancy inside, but setting of this place is out of this world. Look at those views of Lake Como!

In the beautiful scenario of the Valle Intelvi Cottage with lake view; located in a sunny and quiet area, the property has been recently renovated. It is part of a small complex of cottages, once used as a refreshment by local pastors, renovated with taste and attention to detail. The house is on three floors, with a total area of about 90 square meters; The ground floor consists of laundry, bathroom and cellar with access to the terrace;on the first floor living room and kitchen; upstairs two bedrooms, bathroom and a balcony. The property is surrounded by a large external surface, used as a relax and barbecue area. The cottage is reachable walking 5 minutes from the private parking. The property is few minutes far from the villages of Valley Intelvi and about 25 minutes from Argegno, on Lake Como. Located in the mountains above Ossuccio, 20 minutes by car, enjoys the sun all day and a great view of the mountains and the lake.

Chaudes-Aigues, France

($111,173 USD)

You outta be grateful this is in a spa town, because your neck is going to HURT from gawking at your ceilings all day.

Stone built house in the centre of a town in the south of the Cantal, famous for it's hot thermal springs. A large entrance hall gives access to the ground floor rooms which currently form two separate flats. A grand staircase leads to the second floor, again divided into two flats. The third floor is a large attic which could be converted. Both floors could easily be redefined to make one big family house. There are a number of original features, such as painted ceilings and woodwork, terra cotta and ciment tiled floors, original oak parquet and decorative chimney surrounds. Behind the house is an enclosed walled courtyard with a covered storage area. In need of some work, to restore it to it's former glory, the house would make a good rental property in a town which attracts tourists all year round. Saint Flour is 20 minutes away and Clermont Ferrand airport 1.5 hours.

Freeport, Nova Scotia


$82,000 CAD
($60,676 USD)

What a sweet and sleepy house, right on the water.

This 1.5 storey home has beautiful views of the Freeport Harbour, and lots of potential! Sitting in the small town of Freeport, only one hour from the town of Digby, this charming home has had many recent updates such as; new windows in the front of the home, a new electrical panel (with some upgrades to the wiring) and a new front door. With 5 bedrooms, and this amazing view, this home would make the perfect vacation rental. Property is being sold "as is/where is" and includes the contents of the home.

Sundøya, Norway

1 400 000 kr
($149,744 USD)

This one is labeled as an "old abandoned small farm in a fantastic location" and well, that basically seals the deal for me. It's on acreage. The inside is a time capsule. And the views are gorgeous!

The property is well located on Sundøya in the municipality of Leirfjord with great views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. The property has good sun conditions. It is a short distance to the hiking area whether it be for recreation, nature experiences, trim, boat trips or for picking berries then it is close by. Here you can enjoy the Helgeland coast all year round. Charming small farm with lots of building stock. The entire property must be considered a restoration object, but has a lot of potential..

Pisa, Italy

($124,701 USD)

This Tuscan home is gorgeous and it has the most wonderful views.

Beautiful stone house, from ground to roof, with panoramic terrace. In the centre of a picturesque hamlet which is just 20 minutes drive from Volterra

Il Coriandolo is a wonderful Tuscan property set in a beautiful hamlet, in the heart of Tuscany. The accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hall, lovely kitchen, dining room and well-fitted modern bathroom on the ground floor. Bright and spacious living room on the first floor and two bedrooms with panoramic terrace on the second floor.

In excellent condition, the house has been renovated preserving the original Tuscan architectural features. It is ready to move in to, to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is in a perfect location to explore the natural and artistic beauty of Tuscany, with Volterra and San Gimignano within striking distance, and Florence and Siena for great days out. All services are connected and good wifi is available.

The house is in the historical centre of the village with services available (doctor, pharmacist and dentist). There is a grocers shop which also sells fresh panini and ice cream and there is a good restaurant. Every day sellers from different areas arrive in the village piazza with vegetables, fruit, fresh bread and specialist regional cuisine. There are many popular festivals. There is a friendly community ready to welcome the new inhabitants.

Mani, Greece

($118,982 USD)

Take me away!

A charming environment with lovely sea views in every direction provides the setting for this lovely property. An ideal location for those seeking peaceful ambiences and rhythms. It is situated on the boundary of a picturesque Mani village, which has tavernas and a mini-market within walking distance of the property. 10 minutes drive to the beautiful coast with its amazing beaches & scenery.

It is unusual for a house in this village to come onto the market and it is therefore a unique opportunity to purchase a traditional village house with excellent potential for restoration. Although the house is in need of some restoration & modernisation it could be lived in while the work was undertaken. The house comes with a large walled fertile plot of land, more than 1000m2, that has olive, lemon & fig trees and fantastic sea views. As it is in the village itself, you can extend the property, if you wish, although if you turn the two ground floor rooms and the storage areas into bedrooms, you might not need to.

Cornil, France

($112,318 USD)

A castle view is always a bonus.

Charming character stone built with slate roof detached house offering spacious rooms and great potential as family home. The potential to renovate and transform this 5 bedroom house into a holiday home is extremely interesting and good value. With its wide stone front, spacious and bright rooms, wide comfortable wooden staircase and the potential re the loft , this property could also present great opportunities for someone wanting to exploit chambres d'hotes in such a picturesque area while on the doorstep of a golf club, a scenic lake and with Argentat sur Dordogne 31kms away. Primary school, pharmacy,medical centre and a nursing home all in the village with secondary school facilities in Tulle and Brive. The house is located a short walk from the centre of this quaint correzian village with around 1400 inhabitants, a post office, bakery , grocery store. Tulle is only 11kms away with a local fresh produce market every Wednesday morning.

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

($39,675 USD)

For this price? YES!

Stone house to restore with the roof of the house in good condition. Features a patio and an attachment for the garage. quiet area with good access.
Katrineholm, Sweden

995,000 kr
($108,571 USD)

These Swedish cottages and their antique stoves get me every time!

Welcome to Toltorp where you live in one of the most unique villages. Here you have a beautiful wood stove in the kitchen where you can cook wonderful pizzas. You also have a fireplace in the family room on the entrance floor which makes the autumn evenings magically cozy. Upstairs you will find the most wonderful rooms of them all, in the room you can see the house roof beams and also here has a wood burning stove which makes it something out of the ordinary.
Baza, Spain
€60,000  -  ($68,095 USD)
A cave house - with views!
Carleton-sur-Mer, Canada
180,000 CAD -  ($133,239 USD)
A cool mid-century house.
Ottawa, Canada
154,000 CAD  -  ($113,936 USD)
A cute cottage on a river.
Isle of Harris, Scotland
£85,000  -  ($107,130 USD)
Perfectly perched on the bay.

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