YOUR WEEKEND HOUSE

 

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ompared to regular residential properties, the purpose of weekend houses is to use it for leisure activities at limited times – for example, regularly at weekends, or for holiday weeks throughout the year.

 

One of the most favored leisure property is the weekend house at the outer skirts of the city, but of course also locations at the country side are high in demand.

 

Weekend houses are actually not a type of building. They could be any type of building; it is rather a question of how they are used.

 

YOUR WEEKEND HOUSE

 

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ompared to regular residential properties, the purpose of weekend houses is to use it for leisure activities at limited times – for example, regularly at weekends, or for holiday weeks throughout the year.

 

One of the most favored leisure property is the weekend house at the outer skirts of the city, but of course also locations at the country side are high in demand.

 

Weekend houses are actually not a type of building. They could be any type of building; it is rather a question of how they are used.

 

There is no legal restriction in how weekend houses may be used. Theoretically, you can also set it up as a remote office for your job activities. A lot of self-employed persons love to take the freedom and opportunity to retreat from the hectic of the city or family life for time-limited projects.

 

Allotments usually have fewer facilities, and often no fully equipped kitchen, or no heating or sometimes even no electric supply. Strict allotment statutes regulate, how the leisure property may be used, and what may be planted in the garden, or not. Often it is also not allowed by the statutes to sublease the allotment.

TYPES OF WEEKEND HOUSES

 

Weekend homes can be any type of building, but often following types are used as weekend houses:

 

TYPES OF WEEKEND HOUSES

 

Weekend homes can be any type of building, but often following types are used as weekend houses:

 

 

As the name says, a building typically made of wood. It is easier and faster to build than a stone, brick, or concrete house, therefore wooden houses can be built at less cost. Wood is part of the nature and regrowing, therefore beneficial to the environment on one side, and sustainable on the other side.

 

Log cabins are from wood as well and the older form of building wooden houses. Log cabins are quite common in the Northern European countries, or for example in Canada.

 

A former farm compound, maybe a couple of centuries, to be used as a weekend house is the dream of many people. But to find an old farm with a good basic structure is not that easy. In many cases, the building structure needs substantial redevelopment, which can get expensive. As a reward, townspeople will enjoy the country life like in the “good old days”.

 

Caravans are usually vans to be used for camping holidays, but can also be found as fixed installation at touristically interesting locations like lakes.

Most times, you bring your own Caravan and book a place on a camping site in the long term with the advantage that Caravans are less expensive the weekend houses, plus you stay flexible with the location.

 

As the name says, a building typically made of wood. It is easier and faster to build than a stone, brick, or concrete house, therefore wooden houses can be built at less cost. Wood is part of the nature and regrowing, therefore beneficial to the environment on one side, and sustainable on the other side.

 

Log cabins are from wood as well and the older form of building wooden houses. Log cabins are quite common in the Northern European countries, or for example in Canada.

 

A former farm compound, maybe a couple of centuries, to be used as a weekend house is the dream of many people. But to find an old farm with a good basic structure is not that easy. In many cases, the building structure needs substantial redevelopment, which can get expensive. As a reward, townspeople will enjoy the country life like in the “good old days”.

Many people dream of a second home in the countryside. A retreat, where you can relax on the weekends from the hectic life in the city, or from your stressful job. In general, you have four possibilities to obtain a weekend house:

Build a Weekend House

The most attractive alternative is also the most expensive one.

 

A building plot for a weekend house at an attractive place, maybe at or near a lake can easily cost you 80-200,000 EUR (of course – here, only the sky is the limit).

 

A prefabricated or completely self-built weekend house will cost you another 60-100,000 EUR. You also have to add cost of building the infrastructure.

 

You will end up with total cost easily in the range of 150-300.000 EUR for your secondary residence if you decide to build it on your own.

The most convenient alternative. Find your retreat at the real estate market.

 

The downside is that you probably have to make concessions at some points, as someone else planned the house. Cost wise, you will have to make a significant upfront investment, as you build it on your own.

 

A solution for refinancing the investment could be sharing the property with tenants on reposée. In this case, you can re-finance your investment, and still you can use the property on your own.

Buy a Weekend House

Buy a Weekend House

The most convenient alternative. Find your retreat at the real estate market.

 

The downside is that you probably have to make concessions at some points, as someone else planned the house. Cost wise, you will have to make a significant upfront investment, as you build it on your own.

 

A solution for refinancing the investment could be sharing the property with tenants on reposée. In this case, you can re-finance your investment, and still you can use the property on your own.

Rent An Allotment

Renting an allotment is a favorable way to realize one´s dreams, however, you must be willing to become a member of an allotment association, and you have to accept the statutes of the association.

 

There are thousands of associations available – either you find the most suitable offers around you at the local real estate platform.

 

Or you try it on reposée, where you can even save further money by just renting a share for the time you can really use the property.

The most economical way of obtaining a weekend home, as you don´t have the burden of the upfront investment cost of buying or building a weekend home, and you stay flexible as you can always quit the rental agreement and rent another house somewhere else.

 

The downside of the rental model is that you still have to pay a rental fee for the full month, although you are never using the property for the full time.

 

A good alternative for this case is the sharing model of reposée, where you rent only a share of the property. You pay only for the time, where you can really use the property. --> Infos for tenants

Rent a Weekend House

Rent a Weekend House

The most economical way of obtaining a weekend home, as you don´t have the burden of the upfront investment cost of buying or building a weekend home, and you stay flexible as you can always quit the rental agreement and rent another house somewhere else.

 

The downside of the rental model is that you still have to pay a rental fee for the full month, although you are never using the property for the full time.

 

A good alternative for this case is the sharing model of reposée, where you rent only a share of the property. You pay only for the time, where you can really use the property. --> Infos for tenants

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