Ever dreamed of owning your very own 13th-century fairy-tale château? Well, that dream has become a reality for more than 7,400 people recently when they clubbed together to buy a historic French castle in order to save it from ruin.
In the first project of its kind, a crowdfunding appeal raised more than €500,000 (approximately $590,000) in just 40 days to purchase Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers, a crippling structure located about 200 miles southwest of Paris.
But this isn’t your average timeshare (365 days divided by 7,500 is…oh, never mind). The money raised will be used to buy the castle, restore it and eventually make it open to the public.
So even if you don’t have the desire to share a property with thousands of people (hey, the crowdfunding is still open), you will still have the opportunity to pay the château a visit. Oui, merci.