A ~40 person seasonal community in a French castle
Love it! I'd be curious to know more about the relationship between the staff and the itinerant residents of Feytopia, and what role staff play in decision making processes.
> She was able to borrow 90% of the cost from lenders. I hope that Chateau du Feÿ serves as an inspiration and example for just how much can be done with ~€2m.
The ability to buy with a 10% down payment is a crucial detail here. In my experience not achievable by most people/groups on most properties that aren't very typically house shaped in the US or the western European countries I've spoken to potential collaborators about, unless the entire operation can be sustained profitably as a business.
This is super interesting. I’m also so curious about the systems that keep it running. What are the fail safes/consequences (if any) if the residents don’t step up to cook, clean, show newcomers around, etc.
So wholesome and inspirational! Are you aware of other projects that are somewhat similar in Europe (running on doocracy, inspiring crowd, just the vibe that comes accross in this article...)?