Have you heard of Chateau de Gudanes? It’s an eighteenth century chateau in the South of France that an Australian family has purchased and is restoring, sharing their progress online and via instagram. I had read about the project a few years ago when they first bought it (their story has been featured on Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar) but forgot about it until I came across this update.
The abandoned house had been neglected for years and was/is in need of major help; there was water and structural damage, parts of the interior were just rubble and the roof had caved in in various sections. I can’t imagine taking on such a project, but it’s kind of magical and addicting to watch as they go about their renovations. The family is hoping to be finished with the project this year, and is planning to open to the public for weekend stays – who’s coming with me?