Photography: John Eckert via GGL Realty

Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. This week, we bring you a rustic cabin on its own secluded island and an ambitious renovation project, south of Toulouse.

Converted tobacco warehouse in Salerno, Italy


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6 bedrooms; for rent from $10,000 per week via The Thinking Traveller
Metal, glass and quartz offset soaring vaulted ceilings and whitewashed walls inside this converted tobacco factory, overhauled by architect Raffaele Centonze. Meanwhile, furniture is a mix of vintage and contemporary design pieces. Get a closer look.

Palatial renovation project in Haute-Garonne, France

Renovation challenge: a Bishop’s sprawling palace in the south of France
Via Adam Schnack

15 rooms; €300,000 via Adam Schnack
Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into renovating this 1,500 sqm property in Alan, Haute-Garonne. It was originally a bishop’s mansion but was abandoned during the French revolution, when it fell into ruin. Pianist Nanna Hansen and artist Jens Birkemose have used parts of it as their studio and performance space for the last 30 years, but it will need a top-to-toe refurb for its new life. Interested? Peek inside.

An architect’s midcentury home in Illinois, USA

Architect’s perfectly preserved 1965 home hits the market near Chicago
Photography: John Eckert via GGL Realty

6 bedrooms; $1.995m via Griffith Grant & Lackie Realty
George Scott Hodgkins designed this sprawling North Shore home for his family in 1965, and it is one of his few existing buildings. The modernist house is set around a fully enclosed double-height courtyard, complete with pool. See more.

Private island tiny home in Hvaler, Norway

Norwegian island with tiny home for rent via Airbnb
Via Airbnb

From $222 per night via Airbnb
This Hvaler tiny home doesn’t have running water, electricity or even a flushing toilet — but it is situated on its own 10,000 sqm private island. The off-grid cabin is among our top pics of Airbnb tiny homes you can rent, and it comfortably sleeps two. The price also includes the use of a motorboat for the duration of your stay.

Converted mill in Rhode Island, USA

Holiday home of the week: a ceramicists live/work space in Rhode Island
Photography: Nat Rea

4 bedrooms; $899,000 via Circa Historic Homes
Originally the Weybosset Mills in Providence’s Olneyville, the 7,100 sq ft industrial structure was converted into a colossal pottery studio and home by ceramicist Jim Schatz and Peter Souza, with separate guest accommodation at the front. The live/work space is now for sale. 

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