A few years ago, in 2011 Australian couple Karina and Craig Waters decided to buy a new home, a perfect property for their family in France. After viewing many places – and almost about to give up the hunt – one beautiful day of 2013 the couple’s son spotted on the internet a neglected, falling-down Château situated in a deep valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, in the tiny town of Chateau Verdun. It was exactly what they were looking for: a little bit shabby, rustic, chic chateau. Right at the first visit they fell in love with this absolutely unique property so it soon became theirs. They didn’t know it would change their lives forever.
Obviously, the entire renovation of the abandoned and ruined Château was inevitable as it was not habitable at all, there was no power, plumbing, water, not to mention the terrible condition of the walls in every room. All these challenges could not discourage Karina and her family, in fact they had a very strong desire to bring this once magnificent home back to life.