Cheap Old Houses Abroad

Issue #2

Well, that was fun! Thanks to all of your support in allowing me to do this, my Thursdays now are delightful and dreamy. I'm hoping that this newsletter brings the same sense of excitement and escapism your way.

Welcome to everyone who became a patron this week! If you missed last week's inaugural issue, you may VIEW IT HERE.

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I hope you find your dream project!


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Saint-Clair, France

($120,784 USD)

Starting us off a very dreamy note. French country houses always deliver!

Maison de maitre to update with barn and hangar and garden in village close to Loudun.

In the village of St Clair, about 10 minutes from the city of Loudun, this maison de maitre is full of character offers the opportunity to create more bedrooms and bathrooms in the attic space.

Spoleto, Italy

($105,194 USD)

A little slice of rustic magic in Umbria.

Just minutes from Spoleto and Terni, we offer for sale a rustic House with garden. This property has been recently renovated with high quality materials and typical Umbrian style. Very bright living area includes a living room and a living room with fireplace and kitchen/diner. Always at the same level as two double bedrooms and bathroom. The height of the ceiling has allowed the creation of a loft where is housed in a reading room and relaxation but can also become a third Chamber. The living room has direct access to the private garden. The House can be connected through the creation of a scale also to funds that are equally characteristic downstairs with wooden beams and stone that could become a large Tavern and hobby area.

Pego, Spain

($88,545 USD)

Posting this pretty much exclusively for those floors.

OPPORTUNITY !! PEGO CENTER 10MN FROM THE BEACH AND 5 FROM MONTAIN. 203 sqm2 HOUSE TO RENOVATE WITH LARGE GARAGE of 65m2. On the ground floor, it has a large entrance, an 18m2 bedroom with a large dressing room, a dining room with a 23m2 patio, a 17m2 living room opening onto a 31m2 open patio. There is also a separate kitchen, a bathroom, a storage room and a 65m2 garage facing another street. On the first floor, It has 1 bedrooms of 21m2 with a dressing room of 5m2, 1 diaphanous burdhilla of 50m2 that has its own 6m2 terrace. On the first, facing the patio, there is also a third bedroom separated from the main house of 16m2. On the upper floor, there is the diaphanous fourth bedroom of 30m2 giving onto a 21m2 terrace with an open view of the mountain. The house would be ideal both to live throughout the year, as well as to spend the summer with rental potential. It is close to the beautiful beaches of Dénia and Oliva Nova. There are also 5 golf courses in the surroundings, a riding center, a protected national park of the majal de pego and Dénià is a gastronomic city declared by unesco since 2015. You could also approve ferries for travel directly to IBIZA.

Elk Point, Alberta 


$54,000 CAD
($39,263 USD)

This place looks like a movie set and all of the vintage furniture comes with it!

Unique character 2 bedroom home in downtown Elk Point. This property is located just off main street on Railway avenue. There are two lots giving you a total frontage of 80'. The antique furniture that is included in the price matches the era of the home. There are many options for what could be done with this property.

Zheravna, Bulgaria

($138,515 USD)

Apparently this area is like a "museum village"--a town of all traditional Bulgarian wooden houses. The house has been run as an inn.

The house is located in Jeravna village. Time has stopped here... You won't see people hurry for work or anything else. Life is passing with the typical tranquility of the mountain villages living. Very popular tourist destinations all year round

We offer to your attention a fully renovated house at a plot of 744 sq.m. with:
2 - fully furnished double bedrooms
2 - fully furnished triple bedrooms
1 - fully equipped tavern with a fireplace and a brand new kitchen (20 seats)
1 - Spacious yard with a summer garden

Excellent opportunity for letting out. 30 years of business. Excellent reputation in booking and very well developed Facebook page with over 8000 engaging customers.

Gotland, Sweden

1,095,000 kr
($115,033 USD)

My obsession with Scandinavian farmhouses is heating up...

In Etelhem is this small charming limestone house from 1895 with an associated barn, also the one in limestone. The house with its characteristic style and lush garden has many beautiful details.

The associated barn, which is also built in limestone, has great potential and can be used for parties, storage or why not decorated to accommodate guests. Electricity is withdrawn so the possibilities are great.

Moosomin, Saskatchewan


$189,000 CAD
($137,415 USD)

Wow! This woodwork! And the sellers apparently will apparently consider any reasonable offer.

Impeccable 2 storey character family home with great potential for an Air B&B or semi-private living situations. Not only is this home full of unique original features, it is also situated on a well-landscaped corner lot that adds to the curb appeal. The large front entrance is remarkable and features a variety of stained glass, a beautiful staircase leading to the 2nd floor and an abundance of natural light. This home has been completely renovated with a historically sensitive approach, maintaining features such as: fir flooring throughout, folding cedar doors, stained and wheel-cut glass windows, built-in china cabinet and all the original trim work. UPDATES INCLUDE: new foundation walls, furnace, water heater, sump and back-flow valve as well as upgraded mechanicals (plumbing/wiring). This extremely well-cared for home is a must see. It has been a labour of love for the current owners, but having moved, they must sell. Will consider any reasonable offer!

Dunoon, Scotland

($133,088 USD)

Do you know follow @whathavewedunoon on Instagram? True story: Cal Claire went to an auction and accidentally bought a derelict villa in a seaside town in Scotland, which they have been restoring with their own two hands ever since. They seem like very fun neighbors, and if you buy this old schoolhouse, you can join in on the Dunoon fun!

Corrigall Black are delighted to present to the market The Old School House, a traditional Victorian, semi detached, two bedroom property situated in the sought after South Cowal village of Innellan. The house comprises lounge, kitchen, vestibule, office, W/C, bathroom and two double bedrooms. Although in need of upgrading the property has heaps of potential and benefits from stunning sea views out to the River Clyde. The house also has the bonuses of off road parking, traditional features and nice sized front and back gardens. This would be a fantastic family house and has a warm, charming homely feel throughout. With so much on offer, in this popular location, this property has been priced to reflect the upgrading required so early viewing is recommended.

Salo, Finland

($43,801 USD)

Another Finnish "Grandma's Cottage" for the win!

GRANDMA'S COTTAGE, RED ROOM, YOUR OWN PEACE At the edge of the forest, a few kilometers from the beach of Lake Naarijärvi, is a small red cottage. It has been standing there for a hundred years. Today, it exudes its original atmosphere for those who sometimes miss out on the hustle and bustle of the city and want a moment in time. There are log walls, creaking plank floors, original fireplaces and puucee, of course. A breath-taking shower room was later built in the yard, where the water is heated by gas. There is still a sink in the same small building. The fun courtyard also has an original barn building, which now serves as a shelter for goods and firewood. For children there is a small red hut in the tree. The plot will have water from the water cooperative, from which you will get washing water. On the terrace, fresh coffee tastes heavenly. Yes, here the work things disappear from the mind, so beautiful is the rural landscape when you look at it from the small windows of the cottage. This cottage was built before it was invented to bring electricity into the houses, so here it is not. The main building needs a small renovation. The west facing decking would at least require renewal and the whole cottage would need a new paint finish. The portable sauna shown in the pictures is not included in the sale, but it can also be negotiated. If you were interested, get in touch and I will go take a look.
Cellefrouin, France

($132,897 USD)

An old French hotel and attached house.

Five bedroomed hotel to restore and attached three bedroom house, both with potentiel to expand, courtyard, gardens and barn. Great opportunity to restore this once popular hotel set in the middle of this attractive village to its prime, to create a large family home for one or two families or home & chambres d'hotes with independent living. House has central heating plus woodburner whilst hotel has bar, restaurant and cave with well.With a population of just over 500, Cellefrouin is a pretty Charentaise town, with many interesting features and a great place for rambling or walks along the river.
Ithaca, Greece
€120,000  -  ($132,292 USD)
Perched high on a Greek islandTHE VIEWS!!!!
Vilna, Alberta, Canada
$49,900  -  ($36,251 USD)
This is a cutie.
Mafra, Portugal
€80,000 -  ($88,664 USD)
A windmill-turned-cottage!
Newbridge, Ireland
€90,000  -  ($99,773 USD)
An old corn mill on 6.75 acres

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