7,500 people just banded together to buy a castle in France — and it’s not too late to join them

December 7, 2017
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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a French chateau, you’re not alone. On Friday, 7,500 internet users banded together to buy a crumbling castle in the South of France through crowdfunding.

Sadly for them, that doesn’t mean they all get a room to crash in. Instead, for a minimum of 60 euros, each participant gets a share of the castle, a membership card, and a say in what happens to its future.

The organizers of the project are part of a French group called “The Friends of the Castle of la Mothe-Chandeniers” that’s dedicated to the preservation of the castle. The …read more

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