Buying a beautiful chateau in the heart of the French countryside is the storyline of dreams but, for most, is an inaccessible fantasy. Until now...
An opportunity has arisen that will enable you to buy a 15th century French castle for just £46.25 (or $62). That's the equivalent of a weekly food shop for one or a .
Chateau le Paluel is situated in the picturesque Dordogne region of France, but the problem is that the castle has fallen into a state of disrepair since the Second World War and is in need of some TLC.
The State have given the chateau's British owner until September 21, 2018 to come up with a solution to maintain the castle before it is auctioned off.
So, in an attempt to save Chateau le Paluel from irreversible damage, a crowdfunding scheme has been set up in order to raise the £462,000 ($621,320) needed to have the castle returned to its former glory.
The campaign is asking members of the public to buy shares starting at just £46 ($62). If the target is reached, all parties will become joint owners of the chateau.
According to , more than 2,070 people have raised nearly £140,000 ($188, 279) towards the fund already. However, if the monetary target is not reached by the deadline of September 21, all funds will be returned.
The company behind the campaign, Adopte un Chateau, work to save historic buildings throughout France by selling the properties through shares.
"Our conception is to say that a monument in peril is a monument that must have a collective destiny," Adopte un Chateau told The Daily Star.
"We believe in collective power and we want you, the future owners, to decide collectively and democratically on the future of the castle.
"Artist residency? An innovative and popular cultural site? We want the castle to become a symbol of collective, creative expression, and of course directed towards preserving and spreading heritage and culture."
The actual cost of buying the castle is £230,000 ($309,000) but the rest of the money will be used on its restoration.
The chateau, which was attacked by Nazis during the Second World War, has eight bedrooms, a pool, stables, a windmill, and a dovecote, and is surrounded by beautiful woods and meadows.
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