The internet has bought an 800-year old castle in France


The French castle about 200 km from Paris was built in the 13th century, which is two times by the English in the middle Ages, sacked during the French Revolution, and partly burned down in 1932, the Guardian reports.

Now the internet can have saved in the Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers. According to the BBC, which has a breathtaking drone video of the castle, thousands of people have donated at least $61 each to buy a future offer.

The chateau has changed hands many times over the centuries. Most recently a mathematics teacher, was trying—in vain—to restore it after purchasing it in 1981. If nature reclaimed the chateau and plants sprouted from the windows—making it what Architectural Digest calls it “a beautiful, if not creepy aesthetic”—the mathematics teacher thought up on the demolished.

Instead, more than 9000 people from all over the world have donated more than $ 885,000 in the direction of saving the Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers, according to a fundraising site.

While the castle of the new co-owners not in life, they have a say in the plans to restore it and the chance to be the first to visit when it is open to the public.

Donors can also buy shares in the company are set for the run of the castle. “The idea is not only for the money, but to as many people as possible to take part in saving this magical, fairytale place,” the founder of the company behind the fundraiser, says the Guardian.

For anyone who has ever dreamed of being a co-owner of a real-life castle, there are still more than two weeks to go to donate, you can do here.

(Italy has decided to give away castles, with one small condition.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: The Internet, Bought an 800-Year Old Castle in France

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