This Norwegian Home On A Private Island Could Be Yours For Just 5p

By : Alex Bentley |



The other day I was writing about the £23 Million mansion from the movie Scarface. Today I’m writing about a house that costs just 5p. But don’t let the price tag lead you to any false assumptions.

Admittedly, the house does need a bit of work doing to it. Well, a LOT of work doing to it. It has been left uninhabited since the last tenants moved out in the 1970’s.

The owner has only one condition set for the buyer – to restore it to its former glory. A challenge I would gladly accept.

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Located on the island of Buoya on the fringe of the Arctic circle, the building is surrounded by absolutely amazing scenery.

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The Norwegian owner, Kent Karlsen, said:

I had hoped to patch it up but it just never happened, and it seems a real shame that such a beautiful property is now falling apart and nobody is getting any benefit from it.

I didn’t want it to simply be sold to someone else who also neglected it, and as a result put it up for sale for a bargain price provided the new owner convinced me they really intend to put it back in order.

It will really need somebody with passion and of course the resources because pretty much everything needs doing.

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Advertised on the Norwegian eBay, the ad has attracted a lot of interest, but Karlsen is being very selective with whom he sells the property to.

I will make up my mind once I’ve seen all the candidates and see who gives me the best gut feeling, and will sell it to them.

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Look at all the free space you’d have. Between all of the people reading this, I reckon we have enough people who can help do it up. UNILAD Island, anyone?

I’ll buy it, my treat.

[Via Daily Mail]