February 24th, 2012, 06:51 AM
Whole French Village for sale Euros 330,000, (= £275,000 or US$440,000)
all the Village for US$440,000
could go for less at Auction
The catch - needs TLC
Abandoned village on sale for 330,000 euros – The Connexion
February 24th, 2012, 06:56 AM
It's not bad around that area - if you are handy with a trowel etc, (lots of etc,s....) ., you could have a lot of fun restoring the place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 24th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Is it a BYOB reno job? (Bring Your Own Bulldozer)
February 24th, 2012, 09:19 AM
I wish I had the money.....and wasn't tied down.
February 24th, 2012, 09:54 AM
I love it when these come up. When I win the lottery, I am going to buy either a village like this, or an old missile silo.
Seems like both would present some great photographic opportunities, now that I think about it... decayed buildings, rusted vehicles and overgrown weeds...sounds awesome.
Last edited by krugorg; February 24th, 2012 at 10:02 AM.
February 24th, 2012, 10:09 AM
I'm with you Kyle...maybe we could all chip in.
And how can they run an article like with no images?!?!
February 24th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Considering my OM-D preorder, I think I am good for $50!
Agreed, they should have had images!
February 24th, 2012, 10:24 AM
If you were to put together a financial proposition - summer rents for a one bed gite would be about £450 per week for 8 or ten weeks - a 4 bed house with pool would fetch £2,000 upwards per week - then there is a smaller Autumn and Spring market - wine tours, (nature trails), cultural events, weddings, (now very popular with the Brits), etc., etc.
I've looked at really big Chateaux(s) in the past with a view to putting together a profitable and enjoyable business - but you would need to get a group of enthusiastic people together who wanted to live and work in the environment that is created, either full or part time, to make it successful financially and lifestylewise
France is a beautiful country - it is vast, (by western european standards) and varied, the infrastructure is very very good, the climate agreeable, culturally fabulous, probably has the best, and most affordable health service in the world. The cost of living is also very reasonable by European standards, (probably high by US standards) - depends how you want to live
I would imagine that if it goes for auction, which it probably will, The bank will take what they can get for it - which will be probably less than the indicated price.
The further South you get the more interesting the countryside, lifestyle and environment - IMHO
Last edited by BillN; February 24th, 2012 at 10:29 AM.
February 24th, 2012, 11:03 AM
February 24th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Sounds a little like Crillon le Brave in Provence Crillon Le Brave : gallery It's now a thriving hotel complex and I can recommend it ;)
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