If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale, now is your chance, as long as you’re ready to work for it. These castles have been flipped from their crumbling ruins and are now on the market to buy. With a little elbow grease, you can curate your very own dream life amongst the princes and princesses that once wandered these halls. These castles are selling for a decent price, and though the work you put into it might cost you more than you thought, we promise it’s worth the effort. Besides, how many of your friends live in a castle? Think about all the eccentric dinner parties you can host in the future!
The Besozzo Castle
If you’re looking for an extreme fixer-upper that’ll set you back €280k, this Italian castle can be yours. It dates back to the 15th century when it hosted Giuseppe Garibaldi. This castle is equipped with its very own swimming pool. As the sellers put it, the castle “sits in a dominant position in Besozzo old town and is characterized by a beautiful Renaissance-style entrance portal and an elegant courtyard with eighteenth-century decorations and balconies. Traces of Renaissance graffiti decorations can be seen in the rear wing of the beautiful courtyard.” If you want to sleep in a living piece of art, then this is the castle for you. You’ll have high coffered ceilings, original flooring, and bright windows that look out to a gorgeous yard. The castle even comes with original period furniture, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms (Castleist).