If you’re on the look out for an unusual holiday home; one that just doesn’t look like any other, then we have some suggestions to whet your appetite and send you on an exploration of the various quirky residences available in different countries. Many of these you can book for a holiday, so you can see whether living in them is all you dreamed it would be.
A Water Mill in Andalucia
What about a water mill in Juviles, not far from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains? This holiday home is set in its own private valley, and surrounded by mature woodland it also has a constantly flowing river cascading down through the finca forming numerous natural pools. The mill has been carefully restored over several years and the old mill workings and grinding stones are still there!
A Trullo in Puglia
Puglia is becoming a more popular destination for overseas buyers looking for a holiday home, and the traditional ‘Trullo’ houses are among the property attractions of the area. Some of them are over 300 years old and their distinctive circular walls and roof that resembles the lid on a cooking pot.
A Cave House near Granada
The cave houses of the Granada region are internationally famous and there are quite a few expats who find the idea of living in such a novel residence a real attraction. Many of the cave houses are within a 20-minute drive of Granada city where you can dip into its cultural events whilst also enjoying a quiet rural life in villages like Guadix, Lopera, Cortes and Graena.
A Salt Warehouse in Galicia
The fishing village of Combarro in Galicia, Northern Spain, is home to a one-bedroom cottage converted from a salt warehouse where the fishermen stored their salt. It sits on the stunning Pontevedra estuary.
A Riad in Marrakech
They may not be so unusual these days, now that more people have discovered the fantastic lifestyle on offer in beautiful Moroccan riads. Some of them that are available date back to the 18th century and most of the ones available for holiday rentals have been refurbished and decorated to a very high standard, taking guests on a luxurious journey into the Arab world of bygone days.
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