Issue #7

Enjoy this week's picks of dreamy old houses up north + overseas!

We hope find your dream project!

Elizabeth + Ethan

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Miramichi, New Brunswick


$179,000 CAD

($131,680 USD)

33 acres!!!
JUST LISTED! FARMHOUSE WITH 33 ACRES! Located a few minutes drive from shopping, restaurants, schools and other amenities... yet feels like country living with privacy, scenic views, back pastures to explore, as well as a pond & two streams! This property is truly a nature lovers paradise! Home is 1.5 stories and offers sun porch, country kitchen, living room, dining room main floor bedroom and 2 piece bathroom. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and a full bathroom! Call for more details! 

Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina, Italy

($134,713 USD)

These Tuscan properties get me every time. Look at this view!

Lovely, rustic two bed stone house set in a medieval village, with garden and wonderful views in an antique medieval village.

Beautiful two bed house (180 sqm) in an ancient stone building which has been renovated with a light touch to retain all the original charm and character. The property is set on an ancient 'borgo', the medieval lane running through the village. The property is in very good condition and the renovation has maintained the appearance of the traditional Tuscan home with terracotta and graniglia flooring, wooden beams and cotto tiles for the ceilings.

The pretty garden (250 sqm) has a panoramic view over the surrounding Tuscan country side and a large stone patio area with vine pergola, perfect for dining 'al fresco'. Outbuilding to restore.

Castelnuovo Val di Cecina is a small medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, south of Pisa, on the border between the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Grosseto, at an altitude of 576 metres.
The town has ancient origins dating back to the thirteenth century and the village has preserved the charm and is full of antique features.

There are hot thermal springs with spa baths in little villages or woods and steam vents puff through the hills.The hot waters are piped to the little towns and villages so the homes are heated virtually free of charge.

Away from the busy tourist locations and yet within easy reach of the cultural centres.


Woody Point, Newfoundland & Labrador


$144,500 CAD

($106,395 USD)

On the waterfront, in a National Park. 

John William Roberts House (or Roberts House) is a designated Heritage Building located in scenic Woody Point in Gros Morne National Park. It is located on the waterfront overlooking Bonne Bay, and in view of the Table Lands Mountains, the House is a wooden, single front peak roofed house. Constructed in 1893, it is a good example of the style of housing employed by early settlers to Woody Point area. The home features a living room, den, large eat-in kitchen and formal dining room on the main floor. Upstairs are the three bedrooms and a bathroom. In recent years the building was taken over by the Town Council of Woody Point and used as a visitor information centre (current status is vacant). The John William Roberts House was declared a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in October 2003. It was designated a Heritage Property because of its architecture, historical association and aesthetic value.

Gouex, France

($123,540 USD)

This little village looks like a postcard. 
This charming house with its beams and exposed stone walls does need bringing up to date but would make an excellent family home. The walled garden is full of mature trees and shrubs, 2 wells and a large pergola. It would also be ideal for gîtes accommodation as it is set in the middle of a beautiful riverside village.

The garden is beautiful and offers a little haven of peace. There is a stone barbecue, the two wells and of course the super pergola at the end of the garden for enjoying those long lazy lunches with friends.


Skånevik, Norway

1,500,000 kr
($157,260 USD)

This place is filled with old relics, and the views of the sea are just lovely.

Older, venerable detached house with beautiful view - Large plot - Need for modernization.

Montcalm, Quebec


$169,000 CAD

The location is amazing!!! And yes, sign me up for that annual family corn roast.

Unique opportunity: Cottage on the edge of Lac Verdure on a flat lot of more than 31,000 square feet. The land is MAGNIFICENT, the quality of the lake water is AMAZING and the orientation is PERFECT! You could not find better at this price: 2 bedrooms, a mezzanine, large private and flat land, 30 minutes from Ste-Agathe and Mt-Tremblant.

Whether you like the decor with a vintage look or you want to make a small update or a renovation project, this is your chance to acquire a chalet at a low price!

Imagine, the perfect chalet to receive friends and family!
Imagine, the flock of children playing together on the large flat ground!
Imagine, the annual family corn roast at home!


 Nästansjö, Sweden

395,000 kr
($42,334 USD)

23 acres of sheer bliss.

Property with several buildings in a very beautiful location. The main building is older with entrance level and upper floor in condition from the construction, the basement has damage. The property also has a barn, forge, and two courtyards such as tavern and storeroom with large spaces. The land consists mainly of meadow land where the lower part is currently lent for use of the land. Very scenic area, warm welcome here.

Baie Verte, New Brunswick


$85,000 CAD
($62,554 USD)

This farmhouse has some wonderful details inside and is on 5.4 acres.

HISTORIC COUNTRY HOME FULL OF ORIGINAL CHARACTER! This home is brimming with charm. Through the front door is the foyer with original staircase, two large front living rooms with bay windows (and one with wood stove and patio door to the outside). Country kitchen at the back with newer cabinets, a half bathroom, and a den with patio door and back staircase to the upstairs. The second floor has two large front bedrooms with bay windows (one bedroom has a 3pc ensuite), smaller third bedroom, and adjoining fourth bedroom and 5th bedroom/sitting room overlooking the bay. A 3pc bath with claw-foot tub completes this floor. This home will need work but has had many updates including: rewiring of the home and 200 amp panel (3 years), garage addition (3 years), some newer windows, drilled well (2019). Detached 2.5 storey garage with tons of storage, potential for at-home business, and a single attached garage on the side of the main garage. Large property with pond a the back, many perennials throughout, garden area.

Ploëzal, France

($126,238 USD)

A beautiful old farmhouse with some amazing barns.

This former farmhouse is already partly renovated and offers so much scope to complete into a home full of authentic character and charm. It is already habitable with all facilities (including oil-fired central heating) with a second bathroom to complete and the generously-sized attic ready to be converted. This property has great potential as either a main family home or a holiday home with lots of room for friends and family, with the advantage of accompanying outbuildings offering further possibilities for renovation into either gites or additional accommodation. The adjoining field is large enough for a couple of ponies or a horse, and the surrounding countryside offers great walking and hacking trails in which to appreciate the outstanding beauty of this region. Location-wise you have all amenities just a 5 min drive away at the historical and celebrated character town of Pontrieux with its famous river and marina, where you have also a weekly market as well as boulangeries, cafes, doctors, large supermarket and a great pub offering live music and local events. If you’re looking for a comfortable self-sufficient home in which to enjoy the peaceful countryside with no near neighbours yet with all the conveniences and community life of the town near at hand, this really is your perfect spot!


Los Matreros, Spain

($112,239 USD)

Close to the coast, and filled with vintage details!

Fantastic 6 bedroom 1 bathroom country village cortijo for reform. In front of the property is a beautiful flag stone terrace/courtyard terrace with grapevines growing above. Double wooden doors lead into the house with a large open living/dining room ahead. At the top of the stairs is a large room ahead with a central landing area to the right. From here there is another bedroom to one side and a door through to another room ahead, with a bedroom to the left and a smaller bedroom to the right. A door from here opens to a roof terrace with wonderful country views.

There are exposed wooden beams and cane ceiling throughout the upper floor and many rustic and original features remain. The property does need extensive reform work including a new roof and floors etc. but it will be a fantastic rustic property when completed. A little vision and imagination required but wonderful potential.

The hamlet of Los Matreros is located 25km from the Mediterranean coast, approximately a 30 minute drive away, and all daily amenities can be found in Antas or Bedar, approximately 15 minutes drive from the property.

Quebec, Canada
$149,900 CAD - ($110,312 USD)

Brindisi, Italy
€80,000  -  ($89,885 USD)
Saint-Julien-le-Vendomois, France
€80,000  -  ($89,885 USD)
Monaghan, Ireland 
€69,000 - ($77,497 USD)

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