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KRAKOW APARTMENTS...BUY NOW.. they are a bargain....


wildrover 98 | 4,451
26 Dec 2009 #1
From what i have been reading , it seems that such properties are a really good deal , can anyone advise me where i can look for such a great investment...?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
26 Dec 2009 #2
i am thinking of selling my country farm in the lovely forest and moving to a small box like home in a concrete block , its got to be better...?

:)

You're not a city boy.

hope i can see it with one eye half closed....?

No! try reading it with the other open eye :)
Ziemowit 13 | 4,474
26 Dec 2009 #3
I myself stopped reading the three or four threads on appartaments in Kraków, but SeanBM still seems to be au courant ... Congratutations, Sean (still, there were several interesting posts in the threads)!

A country farm in Zachodniopomorskie, that sounds interesting, Wildrover. I like the region where I spent a summer holiday at the seaside, but with a number of inland excursions in the meantime ... I wonder what made you pick up a farm in Zachodniopomorskie as you are not Polish, aren't you (voilà, je ne veux pas être trop indiscret) ...
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
26 Dec 2009 #4
[quote=Ziemowit]I wonder what made you pick up a farm in Zachodniopomorskie as you are not Polish,

I had Polish friends in this area...so i thought it would be a good place to settle , knowing i had friends if things went wrong...no , i am not Polish...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
26 Dec 2009 #5
Congratutations, Sean

I try not to talk about work on the internet, part of my work is in real estate.

(still, there were several interesting posts in the threads)!

I think that is the reason that the mods and Admin keep them going.

There are some developers in Poland on this forum that have posted from their sources and experiences, so all and all very few of the posts actually inform.

I just don't like the abuse of the rules, with that person having so many poster names and misinforming.
I have nothing against people of opposing views to me, in fact it forces me to take a good look at what is happening but the spamming is over the top.

But I suppose at the end of the day he is just provoking a reaction and we are feeding him.

A country farm in Zachodniopomorskie, that sounds interesting,

You should see the photo he posted and please feel free to contribute to the ongoing monthly contest.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Dec 2009 #6
SeanBM

I don,t suppose you know anything about building a wooden house...getting permission etc...?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Dec 2009 #7
My friends are building a wooden house.
It should be the same permissions with any other material except a wooden house has to be further away from neighbouring houses due to the possible spread of fire. I do not think that would be a problem for you though.

It is also easier to do "renovation" work than to build a new house in the paper work.
What I mean is you could build a wooden house and say it is a renovation of your existing house, this way you'll get a decision quicker and easier.

I have some photos of my friends wooden house, if you would like to see them?
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Dec 2009 #8
Yes , i would love to see the pics... I was thnking of building this wooden house on my land , actually in my garden , as i have been told its much more tricky to build it on my farmland ouside of the fenced area...i was thinking of getting one of those kit built ones.....I was always pretty good at those Airfix kits , so might save a bit in construction costs....I would kinda like to keep the old original house , it survived the second war , i don,t want to be the one to knock it down...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Dec 2009 #9
I was thnking of building this wooden house on my land , actually in my garden , as i have been told its much more tricky to build it on my farmland ouside of the fenced area

It depends on the 'general plan' for your area i.e. what your land has been designated for.
If your local council has made a ''general plan'' "Plan zagospodarowania".
I think there is an easier way for you though.

I would kinda like to keep the old original house , it survived the second war , i don,t want to be the one to knock it down...

You do not have to knock it down at all for the "renovation" I am talking about, you could just have a wall or something linking the old farm house to the new wooden one. Or even better if you somehow attach the old house to the new one but on paper say it is a renovation, it will be obvious what you are doing, it is not a trick but just an easy way of dealing with paperwork.

It is of course extremely difficult for me to give you correct advise with so little knowledge of your particular project.

I was always pretty good at those Airfix kits , so might save a bit in construction costs....

You could also build your house out of Styrofoam and pour cement in it.
Here is a video of what I am talking about. broken link removed
Another friend of mine built his house using this technology, it is very quick, cheap and works well but the quality is not great and I am only recommending it because I believe that you want the cheapest option possible.

It is incredibly easy to build (provided you have help).
I can get you more information but it is better if you tell us what you want and why.
what size, how many rooms etc...?
I recommend you build a small house, Polish people tend to build hotel like houses probably because of their whole family 3/4 generations living under the same roof.

Would a cottage, with no basement do?

These photos were taken a few days ago:









OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Dec 2009 #10
I have kinda got my sights set on this one...its all depndant on getting hold of some cash thats tied up in the UK at the moment , but i may as well get the ball rolling in terms of getting permission etc...They only give the dam price of this house in m2 which is a pain for peeps like me with no skills in maths but i think it works out around 78 grand in UK money...would that be about right...? its got four bedrooms...

wakodomy.pl - i don,t think the bike comes with it...?



SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Dec 2009 #11
but i may as well get the ball rolling in terms of getting permission etc...

Yes, there is a lot of research you can do and getting good builders will usually have to be booked in advance.
How big is that house, in metres square?

My friends who are building their house, had to put it the foundations and then the builders come and construct the wooden house on that.

.They only give the dam price of this house in m2 which is a pain for peeps like me with no skills in maths but i think it works out around 78 grand in UK money...would that be about right...? its got four bedrooms...

I don't know, you would have to ask them if it includes the foundations, the wiring/plumbing etc... or just for "standard zamkniety", meaning ''closed standard'' which means that the roof is on and the windows and doors are in but nothing else is done inside the house.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Dec 2009 #12
The website says its 180m2...but my puter wont download the plans and is all a bit slow....

The house i am interested in is the one thats called piotre , perhaps with your better knowledge , you can tell me a bit more about it...?

The firm itself is not too far away from me , so after the holidays i might have to tootle over there and have a look...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Dec 2009 #13
The house i am interested in is the one thats called piotre

log-homes.eu/log-homes-under-construction-in-progress.php

The firm itself is not too far away from me , so after the holidays i might have to tootle over there and have a look...

That is the best idea, ask to see some of their work and go on to site, so you can see exactly what it includes.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Dec 2009 #14
so you can see exactly what it includes.

Well , even if its a bare shell , it will at least be a warm bare shell...somewhat of an improvement on the current fridge i am surviving in....

Merged: Apartments in Krakow are cheaper than hotel or hostels!

Kracow apartments are so warm during these cold winter months.....i would advise everybody to go out and buy one now.... This does not apply of course to Americans with mental health problems and no money...!
NataszaMilkova - | 3
31 May 2011 #15
I know, that may people are looking for an accommodation in Krakow. I can recommend you apartments. When I was thinking abaut my stay at Krakow, I thought that apartments are very expensive. But in Krakow it's really good deal- cheaper than hotels or hostels! For example 50 PLN per person for a day. You hve a lot of websites, where you can book an apartment ( Discover Cracow , etc.) and be independent.


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