This Instagram Account Finds Your “Dream Home” for Under $100K

published Sep 28, 2020
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Moving abroad into a dream home might feel like a pipe dream for most people, but one Instagram account might make you reconsider that belief. As its name suggests, Your Cheap Dream Home showcases stunning homes in places like Italy, Portugal, Canada, and beyond, with most coming in at under $100,000.

International real estate agent Ronan McMahon spends six months out of the year traveling the globe to find affordable dream homes, sharing his findings on Instagram with his thousands of followers. While McMahon isn’t always the selling agent on the homes he highlights, he always provides links to information for those interested in diving deeper into these budget-friendly dream buys—making this the coolest side project for real estate and house lovers imaginable.

Whether you’ve always dreamed of saying “au revoir” to life in your hometown in favor of a cozy stone cottage in an idyllic French village or you have your heart set on a historical countryside home in the rolling hills of Norway, McMahon’s account isn’t just eye candy for real estate lovers, it also shows you that your dream home actually exists and won’t break the bank—if you’re willing to relocate and start anew elsewhere.

If your budget is a bit bigger, or you want a little more wiggle room, check out Your Cheap Dream Mansion. With stunning homes typically in the $300,000 to $700,000 range, these pads are definitely pricier, but just as much fun to ogle and fawn over. From a 6,400-square-foot country villa in Italy for $532,800 to a country mansion in Normandy for less than $380,000, it’s understandable if you spend hours perusing these dream mansions and plotting out how you can budget to actually make this dream a reality.