Where We Bought Our House From

Where We Bought Our House From

We purchased our house from Investment Link (Please click on title above to visit their website).  They are also know as Bulgaria Direct on Ebay.  Most people might think we are mad but after a lot of research we decided to take the plunge and bought our house off of Ebay on a no reserve auction.  We put our faith in our research and the photo’s shown on the listing.  We have never visited Bulgaria (possibly mad I know), nor have we seen our house in real life yet (possibly even more mad) but from our gut instinct we put our bids in and nervously waited for the auction to finish.

We finally won the auction after much anticipation and excitement and against all odds we were home owners in the beautiful country of Bulgaria.  We are leaving the rat race and the drudgery of the UK at the end of April 2013 and we can’t wait to begin our self sufficient Good Life lifestyle.

Throughout the whole buying process so far we can not fault the help and efforts of the staff at Investment Link, they have gone above and beyond so far and we have no reason to think that this won’t change.  We will continue to inform you of our progress with them, but for a couple of Brits starting a new life in a new country they have already made us feel welcome and confident in their homeland.

I will post some pictures of the house directly off of the auction, and as soon as we have moved over we will post some pictures of how the house looks once we have arrived.

We have so many ideas and aspirations for what we want to do with our new home, barns and gardens, and can’t wait to see what we can do once we see everything in the flesh.

Comments

  1. palepeacock

    I have to say I really do think you are a little mad as you say in your post, but I am going to enjoy reading about your adventures in your new life. I’m an American who married a Turk from Southern Bulgaria, he grew up near the Greek boarder. Bulgaria is not an easy county, but I hope for you it is better than what I remember. It can be lovely thou, and the way of life is much more laid back and uncomplicated compared to what is typically found in the west, well in the rural parts, the cities it can be just as fast paced. Life there can also be more mentally demanding than you might think. I wish you all the best and I can’t wait to read more.

    1. andyandmariet

      Thank you, we are probably a little bit mad, but then having a more relaxed lifestyle should benefit us. We are prepared for it to be different to what we are use to, and we know that there are going to be some challenging times ahead – but that’s what makes life interesting we hope 🙂 . I look forward to posting more as we progress and would love to hear any more of your comments based on your experiences before compared to what we experience as we begin our Big Adventure in Bulgaria.

      1. palepeacock

        My husband left Bulgaria more than 20 years ago, but we still have family there. I spent summers there over 17 years ago while we were waiting for my husband to be able to emigrate to the states, so I know things have changed a lot. We currently live on a small farm in Iowa and lead a fairly self reliant lifestyle ourselves. Hard work is good for the soul and can free the mind. It also makes it easier to fall asleep at night. One thing I did enjoy during our time in Bulgaria was Market day. The whole town and surrounding area would come in to buy the items they needed for the week, afterwards everyone would converge on the local coffee shops and spend hours visiting. We just don’t have communities like that here, people don’t visit and get to know one another like they do there.

        1. andyandmariet

          Getting to know the community will be a big part for us. We want to fully integrate ourselves into their way of life, and look forward to meeting people for a coffee and a chat. A sense of community is a must for us, as we want to be able to enjoy everything that is on offer. I agree with you and it’s a shame as over here (UK) there is nothing like that, everyone has too much of a “fast-paced” lifestyle and are too self absorbed in what they are doing to notice the community around them. We are aiming to be as self sufficient as possible, food, power, water etc, although alot of this is going to be trial and error, we will be blogging everything that happens – the good, the bad, and the eventful :).

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