UK Man Buys House in Bulgaria for £3000

And you thought property prices were expensive in Australia…

And you thought property prices were expensive in Australia…

A Scottish dad has used eBay to buy a house in Bulgaria for £3,000 after struggling to find affordable property in the UK.

Rob Davies turned to the online auction site after being frustrated by the steep price of properties in his home country.

“I’m always looking for properties on the market, to see if there are any bargains out there,” Davies said.

The six-bedroom, detached home is set in Golyamo Krushevo, Bulgaria on half an acre of land.

Although the property doesn’t have a fitted bathroom, kitchen, windows, electricity or running water, Davies is overjoyed he can finally call himself a homeowner.

“It felt amazing to be able to go: ‘We own a property’. We can’t do that in the UK,” Davies said.

So much did Rob fall in love with the picturesque Bulgarian village, that he decided to buy another two properties, which cost him only £1,500 and £3,000.

While he will have to splash out on fixing up all three properties, Davies believes the houses have a ‘history’ and should be ‘preserved.’

The delivery driver admitted that the purchase was a ‘gamble’, but will allow him to leave a lasting legacy for his children.

“I was always told, invest in bricks and mortar and you’ll never lose. So, let’s take a gamble.”

The 35-year-old’s purchase was covered on UK Channel 4’s Help! We bought a Village.

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