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For Sale.. 1Hectare(2.2ac) With House/barn Denmark

 
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Since I have moved, due to needing a roadside property I have my old house for sale. lets start with the statistics.

Price 120,000 DKK ono (16,000 Euros)

122m2 3 bedrooms 1 bath, kitchen, living-room/dining-room and a boiler room, single storied house. It has double glazing (in need of replacement or repair) a new (5 years) metal roof, new front door, wood fired central heating/hotwater, (2 years worth of wood in barn) mains electric and water plus 1000/1000 fiber internet.

It is 1km down a gravel road shared with 3 neighbours. There is a train station at the end of that road, buses to town, a bakers, spar and pizzeria. The village also has a school, church, shooting club, football club, hairdressers, gym etc.

In addition to the house there's a older barn with the original interior partitions still in place, and a larger barn which to be honest should be taken down, but it exists to hold the planning permission open. Both of these are connected to the house. The property is roughly square with the house in the highest and Northernmost corner with the land sloping away from the house to the South.

It's at this point I realise I am terrible at taking pictures of my own property.  


This is the front of the house as it appears now.


The field looking South


Part of the garden


And part of the vegetable patch


I have successfully run a Box delivery scheme from this property, the village it is in has a really good community and they are very interested in local and organic food. They have lots of social events and it is easy to get invited and started even if you do not speak Danish, For anyone who is not Danish you may buy this property if it will be your main residence, For Danes, it has no bopligt on it and is registered as a villa (nedlagt landbrug) So you can buy it as a holiday home as well.

There are established fruit trees, apple, plum, wild cherry, pears, rown, hawthorn and elderberrys and several 6 year old trees (cherry, quince, 2 apples, 2 plums) the property has huge amounts of redcurrents and some blackcurrents, goosberries, rhubarb and strawberries plus a grape vine in the greenhouse. There is a spring with watercress growing in it.

If you want to see inside just message me I didn't want to put all the pictures up as it would be a real bandwidth drain!

And the address is  Brogardsvej 29 7700 Thisted (google does NOT take you to the right house, but Krak.dk does)

 
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Oh Skandi, it looks wonderful! How hard it must be to leave it!
 
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Hi - sent you a Purple Moosage.
 
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I'm going to post my replies to some questions here in case it helps anyone


to answer the questions, Denmark has exemptions from the general EU laws on house buying, so while the government has some exceptions (and they just say to contact them to talk about specific cases) in general you have to live here.

the local authority can only tell you to fix things like the chimney and septic system, the chimney is fine we had new steps put in and it was swept less than a month ago. The septic system is 11 years old BUT it does require some attention, we believe the tank has lifted a bit in the ground and possibly come  disconnected form the leach field. so it needs re-seating.

The yearly taxes on the property are 4960 DKK, that includes the chimney sweep, and septic emptying, rat control, and a 90L bin emptied every week. The bin can be bigger or smaller if you wish and of course the price changes with the size.

Electric prices are high, as is water we found we used around 90m2 of water at a cost of 4500DKK a year Electric of course depends on how much you use. The internet costs around 300DKK a month for 150/150 we never bothered going higher although it is possible to get up to 1000/1000 at the property I have never checked the price.

Neighbours, there's two neighbours around 120m from the house one on either side. One is an older couple who are really lovely and very willing to help/lend etc, the other is an older bachelor who you would never notice existed other than driving past to go to work.  The third neighbour who shares the road is a young family who are nice to talk to but as we don't actually share any land boundaries we have only spoken to them about the shared road. For road mantinence all 4 houses pay in 100DKK a month into a kitty and then the family have a road shaper they use to keep it up, all spare money is being saved for any larger repairs that may be needed over time.

The closest town is Thisted and it has a hospital and an accident and emergency unit. it's 7km away and accessible by bus and train as well as car.  

 
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Your place looks lovely! If I were in Europe and had that much cash saved up, I'd give it a go in a heartbeat. As an American I don't think the costs with moving abroad would make it feasible for my family.  I hope someone form Permies gets your property and we can watch their journey into small holding on here.  (I watch and read too much stuff from the UK so I'm trying to use the lingo over there properly.)
 
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Hi Skandi - thanks for the extra information!

I saw in other threads that the underground water table at the property is quite high, resulting in the soil being soaked and losing oxygen. This can be helped a lot with consistent use of ditches - our apartment from before the purchase of land lies near a marshy area and I see the earthworks and their effects when out with the dog.

Regarding your property, I'll note something unpleasant but maybe realistic and perhaps others could share their thoughts on the topic - my wife is worried that a low, flat coastal area could run into problems if present "weird weather" continues - be it flooding or just the mixing of salt into groundwater / soil.

So I'm not getting her vote for this idea despite the very attractive price; and I'm a believer in the saying "happy wife, happy life".

The requirement to move to Denmark is unfortunately another showstopper for us as we have so many things ongoing in our country. (... Which is one of the younger countries to have entered the EU and having browsed more information I can only wonder at the exceptions Denmark was able to retain whereas the newbies had to be very compliant.)

Apart from those personal reservations the property and the price look very good indeed. We're keeping fingers crossed that somebody permie-minded can step in and continue the development you've done.

 
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Crt Jakhel wrote:Hi Skandi - thanks for the extra information!

Regarding your property, I'll note something unpleasant but maybe realistic and perhaps others could share their thoughts on the topic - my wife is worried that a low, flat coastal area could run into problems if present "weird weather" continues - be it flooding or just the mixing of salt into groundwater / soil.

So I'm not getting her vote for this idea despite the very attractive price; and I'm a believer in the saying "happy wife, happy life".




Of course everyone has to be on the same page when it comes to moving! It would be a lot easier for a Dane or someone who wishes to move here, the house is 16m above sea level and 4miles from the closes sea (Limfjord) so salt is not an issue at all, Now 16 meters elevation doesn't sound much to most people, but it's actually quite high in Danish terms.
 
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Greetings
Mush love and respect in this turbulent time
I will be wonderful for you to respond to my email spiritiam@tutanota.com
about the house and details of property
blessings
 
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Hi Skandi, nice place! Is the property still available?
Is there good/ok drinking water? As a Swedish citizen, would it make things easier to move there? Thanks for your info
 
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Lana Weldon wrote:Hi Skandi, nice place! Is the property still available?
Is there good/ok drinking water? As a Swedish citizen, would it make things easier to move there? Thanks for your info



It's on town water which is good (Danish water is not treated in any way other than to correct pH if needed) It also has a couple of springs which produce nice tasting water I have not had them tested, there is also an old well but I have not explored that and it would probably need re-drilling.
As an EU (or Norwegian) citizen you can buy it if you have work, education or can prove you are economically self sufficient in Denmark.

Sorry about any delays in pictures but due to the current situation we don't want to do unnecessary driving around, and I cannot for the life of me find any pictures of the inside. Apparently I only take photos of cats and food.
 
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I wrote to you a week ago...but you havent replied?
I am interested, I have friends in Copenhagen
I am sure you are busy
can you please message me or reply to my email for a more private conversation
Thanks
hope the day is well
 
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Again apologies for slow replies, some inside photos coming up. In the kitchen, the dishwasher is turned sideways because it's drain hose is too short and built in so couldn't be extended rather than any real problem!
The hallway, the brown on the wall corner is due to water that came in before the door was replaced and CATS so re papering would be recommended on all the corners in this room, but oddly they didn't scratch anywhere else in the house.. strange creatures.

The kitchen with the sideways dishwasher (clothes washer is in the utility room along with the furnace)

Bathroom, the toilet is hiding behind the door in this picture

The next two pictures are the living room/dining room, the door you see in the wood wall doesn't go anywhere, it goes into a little porch but the door out from there has been blocked, it would be lovely if replaced with a glass patio door as it faces south.


then there are three bedrooms, the first picture is the smallest it used to be the larder, which is why it has a small window and a tiny door (DUCK!)




I am not a professional estate agent photographer so sorry there are no artistic shots of flowers or mirrors..
 
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Skandi Rogers wrote: Apparently I only take photos of cats and food.



Do you, perchance, take pictures of cat food, because that would be sweet!

If I could relocate, I'd buy it in a second.  Also, I knew a Danish guy in Mannheim, Germany in 1997.  Do you know him?  (As a Canadian, I get that ALL the time when travelling.)
 
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Here you go cat food!
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Skandi Rogers
thanks for the inside update pictures
I sent you a private message(purple mooseage)
if you can respond
thanks
 
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