In the German-Portuguese couple were living in Ireland and searching for a house to renovate with a very limited budget. Cue hours of frustrating online searches in Ireland, Germany and Portugal before they found their dream hovel. And so the idea for the website was born: a one -stop shop to discover inexpensive houses around the world.
The house they chose was in Germany, a turn-of-the-century room property on three quarters of an acre. And therein lies the catch with cheap property — they often, but not always, require the owner to have an appetite for refurbishment and a contingency fund to carry out any work that is needed.
Potential, however, says Ruben, was everywhere. There were carved stone elements, oak parquet, high ceilings with good plasterwork. The couple bought a caravan in Ireland and set off with their cat to Germany to oversee the restorations. Jenny continued to work remotely as a web designer, with her home office now a caravan on their own building site. They have since moved again because Jenny became pregnant and they found the house too large a project.
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