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This Instagram Shows How Affordable It Is to Own a Chic Scandinavian Home

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by Morgane Croissant May 28, 2020

If you’ve been stuck inside an apartment in a city for the past two and a half months with little to no access to nature, even from your windows, then you may be rethinking your urban lifestyle. And no other place on the internet will make you consider a move to the middle of nowhere like the Instagram account Cheap Nordic Houses.

Created only seven weeks ago, the account is packed full of beautiful houses located in idyllic settings in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And, unlike most of the house-envy accounts out there, this one is showing properties that are actually affordable.

Granted, some of them need a little update when it comes to the decor (unless you enjoy heavily patterned wallpaper and linoleum flooring), but they are far from being dumpy money pits, and the prices are unbeatable.

There are houses located by fjords for less than $95,000; Wes Anderson-like, 19th-century houses complete with turrets and wood carvings around the windows for $75,000; and thatched-roof, timber-framed cottages for less than $145,000.

Inside the properties available, you’ll often find characterful details like wood floorings, wooden beams, touches of Nordic folk art, and the clean lines of Scandinavian design.

Of course, these are all located in Northern Europe and we can’t travel right now, so checking these out or thinking about buying one is not exactly easy. But in the meantime, Cheap Nordic Houses will keep you dreaming of a better life filled with stunning views, wood burners, and colorful kitchens until the world heals.

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