FOR SALE: UNUSUAL PROPERTIES AROUND THE WORLD
Leading property portal Lamudi lists unique real estate investment opportunities
JULY 28, 2014: For sale around the globe: your own island paradise, a virtual office and an boutique hotel in an undiscovered tourism destination.
For adventurous house hunters, and investors looking for something truly out of the ordinary, there are plenty of eye-catching properties on the market right now.
Global real estate company Lamudi has compiled a list of some of the most unusual properties currently for sale in unique locations around the world. Be honest: who hasn’t dreamed of buying their own island in the Pacific?
These unique customisable villas, now on the market in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, are built using old shipping containers. An initiative of Exotic Asian Living, the two-bedroom two-bathroom homes can be built within a period of four-six weeks, giving you a cost-effective (and quick!) way to design your living space. All you have to provide is the block of land to house your new home.
For sale in the Philippines: your own private island. The Lamudi Philippines website has an entire section dedicated to islands. Stretching 140,000 square meters, Tondaje Island is now on the market. The 140,000 square meter island is one of the last left to buy in the Calamian Islands. This slice of luxury is located just five minutes away from Oson Island or 10 minutes from the mainland. There is a beautiful coral reef nearby for snorkeling and diving. The best part? There are no other tenants so it’ll just be you and a long stretch of white, sandy beach.
With the new era of openness in Myanmar has come an increasing interest in the country as a tourism destination, leading more than two million foreigners to travel there last year. In short, it’s the perfect time to invest in Myanmar’s hotel industry and get your foot in the door of this sale is a huge 6.4 million square meters acreage in a strategic spot in West Java. With a price tag of 700 billion Rupiah or around $60.5 million USD, this gigantic block of land is a brilliant investment for the future, and is perfect for a developer interested in opening up a new market for residential and commercial real estatedeveloping sector. This fully operational 35-bed-plus boutique hotel is furnished in a traditional design with teak and pine wood rooms. The property prides itself on being the “first private hotel in the country”.
The selling point for this luxury home is its truly unique location: it is surrounded by history. The property is positioned in the old town of Cartagena, located on Colombia’s northern coast, which is surrounded by centuries-old walls. This 1000 square meter property has five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, plus an entertainment room, spacious living and dining areas, a pool, a jacuzzi and two service bedrooms with a separate bathroom. This piece of history is yours for 8,500,000,000 Colombian pesos (about $4.6 million USD).
The virtual office is changing the face of business worldwide. Lamudi.pk recently started listing these innovative commercial properties, where businesses pay for certain services but not physical office space. TreeHouse Business Center in Karachi, Pakistan offers pay-as-you-go access to services such as a local business address, mail management, telephone answering in their company name, a dedicated receptionist, access to meeting rooms, a business lounge and more. Prices start at 10,000 Pakistani rupees (about $100 USD) per month.
Some countries are short on space, but not Saudi Arabia it seems. On the outskirts of one of the country’s biggest cities, Jeddah, this enormous block of land is now on the market. The lot measures three million square meters – the equivalent of about 49,180 cricket pitches. No surprise then that it comes with a considerable price tag: the land is yours for 2,250,000,000 Saudi riyal, or about $600 million USD.
Here’s your chance to buy an eight acre working cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka with stunning views of the nearby river. Located just over a kilometer from the town of Balapitiya, the property is also just two kilometers from the beach. The plantation has 200m of water frontage, a hut used for curing cinnamon, electrical supply and fences boundaries. Bordering the river on its north, the road on the south, and bare land on either side, this site would be the ideal location for a villa project, a holiday home or a planters bungalow. The property is priced at 162,500,000 Sri Lankan Rupees, or about $1.25 million USD.
This incredible investment opportunity is located in the middle of Cipularang Toll Road, the route that connects Jakarta and Bandung as the two most important cities in Indonesia.
Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 28 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 500,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.