7,500 people just banded together to buy a castle in France - and it's not too late to join them
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 money was raised on Dartagnans, a French platform that crowdfunds French heritage preservation projects.
"It's done, it's historic! The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers now belongs to thousands of Internet users," wrote the group on the fundraising page.
The castle looks straight out of a fairytale, and it's not hard to see why the new owners decided to invest - here's what it's like.