Flying from London to Newfoundland takes around five hours – not much more than driving from London to North Wales! So, if you want a holiday home for the family to enjoy, why not swap the UK for the open spaces (and huge houses) of Canada, and give the kids the adventures of a lifetime? Here are our top five spots to look.
Once you’ve purchased your perfect plot of land and your designs for your dream home are in the final stages, it’s time to find the people who will help take it from paper to reality. Finding a trustworthy builder in a new country can be daunting, but follow our tips and you will know exactly what to look out for, to ask and to expect.
It’s been a great month for us here in Greece so far, with the property market performing strongly, positive results from the election as the new government promises to stimulate the economy with digital transformation – and we had a reminder of just how old the olive-grove tradition is in Greece. Plus, the ancient neighbourhood under the Athenian Acropolis is now open to the public.
Last year, we spoke to reader Beth Nicholson about her move to the beautiful Charente, fulfilling a long-held dream to return to France. Back then, she told us about finding the ‘right house, the right village at the right time’. Now, one year on, Beth is firmly ensconced in her ‘beautiful and joyful’ life in this tranquil corner of Aquitaine.
If there’s one thing Australia has in abundance, it’s land (and sun, beaches…). So if you’ve got a picture in your mind of your perfect home Down Under, why not take advantage of this empty space and find your own plot to build your own? That way, you can have it exactly how you imagine. But how do you buy land to build on in Australia?