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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 sleek prefab in Utah desert and a minimalist houseboat in London.

Barossa Villa, South Australia


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1 bedroom; from $385 per night
Spy native wildlife from the deck of this eco-retreat which was designed by Stephen Sainsbury Architects in the Barossa Valley bush. The simple cabin sits on stilts and is wrapped in a corrugated skin.

A ‘forgotten’ Albert Frey home in California, USA

Via HK Lane Real Estate

1 bedroom; $2.5m via HK Lane Real Estate
Cree House in Cathedral City is one of Modernist architect Albert Frey’s lesser-known works. The one bedroom home has just emerged from a year-long refurb to polish its midcentury bones. Take a closer look.

Minimalist boat in London, UK

Interiors of The Dusky Parakeet house boat designed by 31/44 Architects. It's for sale via Aucoot
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1 bedroom; £290,000 via Aucoot
The Dusky Parakeet is a 60-ft-long floating home on east London’s St Katherine’s Dock. It was designed by 31/44 Architects, who’ve turned its cabin into a serene retreat with pale woods and bespoke furnishings. Peek inside.

Contemporary waterfront home in Nacka, Sweden


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3 bedrooms; SEK 14,995,000 via Bjurfors
This minimalist Swedish villa is designed around sea views. Rooms have waxed pine walls and floors, and huge windows which offer sight lines of the water across the home.

Desert prefab in Utah, USA

130 Hidden Valley Drive, Moab, Utah – on the market via Sotheby's International Realty
Via Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

3 bedrooms; $1.9m via Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty
Marmol Radziner is well known for their innovative prefab homes, which have been built in some of the US’s toughest terrain. This Moab bolthole was one of their first designs and features a simple modular layout with walls of glass that look into the surrounding desert. Get a closer look.

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