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If you could live anywhere in the world.... - elgin eagle - 08-06-2019

Where would you choose?  This assumes you can work from home or be retired from work.

Personally for me, no place stands out above the others.  Maybe I just haven't been there yet.  Paris was pretty cool, but unless I could afford the eurostar every week to come back to watch Palace, I dunno.  I dont think i would miss much about Britain these days.  How traitorous of me Smile I like Cyprus but it's very small.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 08-06-2019

Devon is where the wife wants to retire, (she is a Devonian)

I personally would like to retire in Goa, but most probably be a miserable old man in Devon


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - The Expat Eagle - 08-06-2019

Sweden. Further north than I am now though.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 09-06-2019

I would love Sweden been there on hols but wifey is not a fan. I even suggested France and she won't budge....maybe one day


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - mushroom - 09-06-2019

North Devon


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - HonorOakBloke - 09-06-2019

Would go back to Italy in a heartbeat - either the Rome area or down along the Adriatic coastline somewhere.

Despite their chaotic political and economic systems and their inordinate love of pointless bureaucracy, there's just something about the Italian lifestyle that really appeals to me.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Yuri Gagarin - 09-06-2019

Either Catalonia or San Francisco (too expensive though)


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 12-06-2019

(08-06-2019, 21:43 PM)The Expat Eagle Wrote: Sweden. Further north than I am now though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-5-bed-country-villa-near-lake-in-rural-Sweden-168-m2-basement-Quick-sale/123766868033?hash=item1cd1148841:g:3ZkAAOSwaPJc2cF7&redirect=mobile


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - The Expat Eagle - 12-06-2019

(12-06-2019, 23:30 PM)elgin eagle Wrote: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-5-bed-country-villa-near-lake-in-rural-Sweden-168-m2-basement-Quick-sale/123766868033?hash=item1cd1148841:g:3ZkAAOSwaPJc2cF7&redirect=mobile

Yepp, even down where I am a place like the one in the advert is about 7 million Swedish kronor, or about £650,000. Property prices over here have more than doubled in the last 3 years because of the influx of people yet it is still cheap by UK standards.

This is a 10 room house built in 1906 which is on the market for £600,000 and is just at the end of my road. It has 3 floors, a 2 floor guest house and the main house even has a golf room!

https://www.hemnet.se/bostad/villa-10rum-stattena-helsingborgs-kommun-grubbagatan-7-16081996

The pictures are here: https://www.bjurfors.se/sv/tillsalu/skane/helsingborg/stattena/grubbagatan-7/#bilder

Just 40 minutes to Malmö, 90 minutes from Göteborg and about the same to Copenhagen in Denmark. Or the ferry is 20 minutes to Helsingör, who we played last summer. You can be in London inside 5 hours.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 13-06-2019

(12-06-2019, 23:57 PM)The Expat Eagle Wrote: Yepp, even down where I am a place like the one in the advert is about 7 million Swedish kronor, or about £650,000. Property prices over here have more than doubled in the last 3 years because of the influx of people yet it is still cheap by UK standards.

This is a 10 room house built in 1906 which is on the market for £600,000 and is just at the end of my road. It has 3 floors, a 2 floor guest house and the main house even has a golf room!

https://www.hemnet.se/bostad/villa-10rum-stattena-helsingborgs-kommun-grubbagatan-7-16081996

The pictures are here: https://www.bjurfors.se/sv/tillsalu/skane/helsingborg/stattena/grubbagatan-7/#bilder

Just 40 minutes to Malmö, 90 minutes from Göteborg and about the same to Copenhagen in Denmark. Or the ferry is 20 minutes to Helsingör, who we played last summer. You can be in London inside 5 hours.

I wonder if they used any stuff from Ikea. 

It also comes with a farm. Man that is a dream house for me haha


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - The Expat Eagle - 13-06-2019

(13-06-2019, 07:55 AM)Razorsedge Wrote: I wonder if they used any stuff from Ikea. 

It also comes with a farm. Man that is a dream house for me haha

Other Scandinavian furniture stores are available. Smile


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 13-06-2019

(12-06-2019, 23:57 PM)The Expat Eagle Wrote: Yepp, even down where I am a place like the one in the advert is about 7 million Swedish kronor, or about £650,000. Property prices over here have more than doubled in the last 3 years because of the influx of people yet it is still cheap by UK standards.

This is a 10 room house built in 1906 which is on the market for £600,000 and is just at the end of my road. It has 3 floors, a 2 floor guest house and the main house even has a golf room!

https://www.hemnet.se/bostad/villa-10rum-stattena-helsingborgs-kommun-grubbagatan-7-16081996

The pictures are here: https://www.bjurfors.se/sv/tillsalu/skane/helsingborg/stattena/grubbagatan-7/#bilder

Just 40 minutes to Malmö, 90 minutes from Göteborg and about the same to Copenhagen in Denmark. Or the ferry is 20 minutes to Helsingör, who we played last summer. You can be in London inside 5 hours.

That one for 85 grand sounds like a bit of a snip then Smile


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 13-06-2019

(13-06-2019, 11:50 AM)elgin eagle Wrote: That one for 85 grand sounds like a bit of a snip then Smile

85K? I missed that


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 14-06-2019

(13-06-2019, 13:01 PM)Razorsedge Wrote: 85K? I missed that

It was this one mate.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-5-bed-country-villa-near-lake-in-rural-Sweden-168-m2-basement-Quick-sale/123766868033?hash=item1cd1148841:g:3ZkAAOSwaPJc2cF7&redirect=mobile

Not sure how near the lake it is though.  Maybe it's in it.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - The Expat Eagle - 14-06-2019

(14-06-2019, 10:38 AM)elgin eagle Wrote: It was this one mate.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-5-bed-country-villa-near-lake-in-rural-Sweden-168-m2-basement-Quick-sale/123766868033?hash=item1cd1148841:g:3ZkAAOSwaPJc2cF7&redirect=mobile

Not sure how near the lake it is though.  Maybe it's in it.

It's in Småland which is in the middle of nowhere, literally. It's like 6 hours to the nearest major city but 2 hours to a minor city. Maybe 30 minutes by car.

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RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 14-06-2019

(14-06-2019, 11:39 AM)The Expat Eagle Wrote: It's in Småland which is in the middle of nowhere, literally. It's like 6 hours to the nearest major city but 2 hours to a minor city. Maybe 30 minutes by car.

Do Småland council let you build mancaves though?  If so, for retirement it sounds ideal.  Surely it must tick the 'blonde haired beautys' box you would think.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 14-06-2019

(14-06-2019, 10:38 AM)elgin eagle Wrote: It was this one mate.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-5-bed-country-villa-near-lake-in-rural-Sweden-168-m2-basement-Quick-sale/123766868033?hash=item1cd1148841:g:3ZkAAOSwaPJc2cF7&redirect=mobile

Not sure how near the lake it is though.  Maybe it's in it.

Looks lovely, but eBay???? people sell their houses in eBay????

Live and learn moment for me there

(14-06-2019, 11:51 AM)elgin eagle Wrote: Do Småland council let you build mancaves though?  If so, for retirement it sounds ideal.  Surely it must tick the 'blonde haired beautys' box you would think.

If there is any of that....I am buying it.....Smile


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 14-06-2019

(14-06-2019, 13:19 PM)Razorsedge Wrote: Looks lovely, but eBay???? people sell their houses in eBay????

Live and learn moment for me there


If there is any of that....I am buying it.....Smile

Yeah you can buy most stuff on ebay.  In fact most of my stuff came from there.  I have bought over 800 things from there.   Sold about 3 Smile

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sop=12&_sacat=93847&_nkw=house UK
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sop=12&_sacat=1607&_nkw=house OVERSEAS

Never bought a house on there right enough.


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - Razorsedge - 14-06-2019

EE, the eBay king Smile

I never bought anything on eBay I must be sad


RE: If You Could Live Anywhere In The World.... - elgin eagle - 14-06-2019

(14-06-2019, 15:53 PM)Razorsedge Wrote: EE, the eBay king Smile

I never bought anything on eBay I must be sad

I wish I hadn't  Smile I bet keltic does too.