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There used to be a feature in the Airbnb browsing options that let you choose a “type”. That’s not there anymore, but the search string still works. It looks like this (for Europe): https://www.airbnb.com/s/Europe?type=castle   You can also do it by country: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Germany?type=castle If you’re looking for cabins, use this: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Europe/homes?type=cabin For chalets, you can...
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Last year I rented a chateau in France for Nanowrimo. We got some great press coverage and had an amazing time. All in all, I think we did pretty well. I love the idea of running writing retreats in castles, so I’m doing it again this year. This year, I’m going to keep things a...
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If you’re not yet familiar with coworking, here’s a simple Wikipedia article to keep you up to speed. Here’s a quote from the article: Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.¬†Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people...
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Here’s another possibility, but it’s not high on my list of favorites. What I like about Butron castle is its size: it’s massive. I like all the towers. I like that it looks like a ‘real’ castle. And at 3.5 million EU it’s half the cost of my other favorite. What I don’t like about...
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This castle has had ‘extensive restoration work’ done so I can’t tell how much of it is actually 11th century (that’s 1000 years old!). But I¬†love the way the tower sticks out of the trees like that. And the outer walls like pretty massive. I can’t tell how big it really is or how many...
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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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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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