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Derek Murphy
Somebody commented on my Facebook post recently saying, Non-pretentious writers don’t care where they write. And that’s kind of true. You need to write wherever you are. Despite the circumstances. So why would you pay to go to a writer’s retreat? 1. Unblock Sometimes you just get stuck. If you’ve never traveled or done anything...
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Here’s a nice hybrid: it’s obvious a castle with history, but it’s been completely redone. The inside is sleek and modern. I’d love to live here, but again, it just doesn’t scream “castle.” I don’t just want it to look like a castle from the outside, I want it to feel like a castle from...
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Here’s something that would be a bit easier. It’s not exactly a castle, but it does look modern and comfortable. However… that’s probably not enough. I could get a few friends to live with me and rent this place out. It would be nice. But so what? I can live in a nice place anywhere...
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I was really excited about this one but now I’m not so sure. It’s certainly photogenic.   It’s certainly a castle with a lot of history. It’s “authentic” – parts of it haven’t been updated for 300 years. And you can’t beat the surroundings: within 1KM there’s white water rafting, mountain climbing, beautiful hiking trails...
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Eastnor Castle is my dream home. I love the outside. I love the inside. I believe you can rent the whole thing, it has 11 beds (plus some cottages). I’m prepared to pay $20,000 a week, or $80,000 a month, which would be close to a million a year in rent. Then I’d need to...
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This is the property that got me excited about CreativCastle in the first place. A huge castle in need of a community and some love to restore it. But I couldn’t narrow a price and it seems to be around 11million. However I just saw some news that puts it at 4.5. True, it’s not...
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This still isn’t quite what I want, but it’s pretty cool – worth sharing. On the one hand, it’s a big freaking castle. More people, but it seems really crowded. Not great for writers who need a lot of space. And it’s in a town, which is a mixed blessing. I’d rather not be in a...
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I’m kind of loving this property – Chateau De Baloigne. It’s not the luxurious castle I have in mind. It’s probably too isolated and rural. The main house has 8 bedrooms and there’s a lot of outdoor space, but with nothing else happening, I think the silence and old ruins might begin to drive me crazy after...
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When I first had this idea, people told me it was dumb. It’s risky. It’s not safe. It’s bad business. You’ll lose money. They said I should rent. But I wasn’t interested. And I’m kind of right, because…. Renting isn’t remarkable. I can’t put up a Kickstarter campaign saying “I want to rent a castle...
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I can see myself living here. The chateaux is tasteful, the interior modern and simple. It has a rooftoop patio and magnificent views. From what I understand, it’s 13th century but the inside has been completely redone. So on the one hand, it losses a lot of the unique properties that make castles awesome. (High...
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