Faced with exorbitant prices in England, a couple decided to buy… an entire village in France for 26,000 euros!

Faced with exorbitant prices in England, a couple decided to buy… an entire village in France for 26,000 euros!

Paul Mapley and Yip Ward are two 48-year-old British landowners. As a couple, they have been struggling for a long time to access property in the UK, never being able to find a property within their budget. It must be said that in their area, even the smallest house sells for around £300,000 (about 360,000 euros). As a result, the couple lived in a caravan for a long time.

But Paul and Yip never give up on their dream of owning one day. So, when a friend offered to buy a house in a small village in Normandy, the two men jumped at the chance… to buy the entire village of La Basliere for just £22,000 (about 26,000 euros)!

Spending less than the deposit required for a house in England, Paul and Yip have occupied six gaits, two barns, a pasture for horses, a stable, a workshop as well as a communal bread oven. A godsend that has a counterpart: all dwellings must be refurbished. To do this, the couple created a . Make gofundme page To help them finance their restoration project.

“When we moved in it was like a squat, but now we are quite comfortable here,” explains the couple, who say they get along wonderfully with the neighboring village. A tense yet exciting adventure for Paul and Yip who will now be able to build the village of their dreams.

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