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Village for sale

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:45 AM
Village for sale in France, for about $400,000 US dollars.

I saw this and thought it would be really neat for SHTF scenerio.

With some repairs, cleaning up, garden plots, and livestock your little community would be ready to go!
The story mentions that there is wiring, so generators might be a possibility too.

COURBEFY, France — The village of Courbefy has rustic buildings with fireplaces and exposed beams, a horse stable, a tennis court and a swimming pool.

In the 1970s, running water was brought to the last corners of France but many people ended up leaving villages where hooking up to the grid was too difficult and expensive

Other villages were abandoned as farming became industrialized and small plots like those in Courbefy didn't lend themselves to mechanization. Anywhere that manual trades predominated risked being emptied out, as children sought better education and easier lifestyles in big towns and cities.

Courbefy followed the former path for many years, passing through a series of hands — many foreign — becoming variously a summer camp for children, a property to rent for vacations and conferences, a luxury hotel and restaurant.

But folly seemed to lay at the end of every road.

Guilhem says the people who scooped up the village always seemed to be amateurs in their chosen field, running the place more on love than know-how.

Its latest incarnation began at the start of the last decade. Sometime in 2008 or early 2009, the owners abandoned it, according to Guilhem, who says they may have been done in by an overly ambitious plan to renovate — a familiar story of property bought at peak prices whose owners are unable to keep up with interest payments once crisis hits.

The village, which includes 19 buildings and a swimming pool, was once home to about 200 people.


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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:48 AM
natural resources?
has the land been chemically compromised?
Has the land been checked for water quality? wells?
many questions to be answered first

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:12 AM
Dood you could
raise prawn in that
swimming pool

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Just had a thought, crazy I know. If everyone that wanted too pitched in the money, we could pool our money together, but it and have it for members of ATS for when SHTF. lol Our own little ATSopolis. lol

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by CrashUnderride

Great idea

only $2000 each person for 200 participants would pay for it

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by spoonbender

Cool, our own local seafood supply too

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:57 PM
reply to post by tinker9917

Wow, I'd totally live there.

Too bad I don't have enough money to purchase it!

Thanks for posting!

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by tinker9917

I could drop a few thousand. Anyone wanna start a pool?

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:02 PM
Does it come w/Johnny Depp & the Pirate garb?

Just askin...

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:13 PM
reply to post by badconduct

Man I'd be down for that haha, I'd put down $4,000

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