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October 17th, 2017 at 4:25:53 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: kenarman
I envision a home where everything has it's own battery. You would need some type of central charging station in the home to take your batteries to.



Frankly, I don't see it. I can imagine a central battery for a house, but it seems to me that having individual batteries for every item in the home is so much more difficult than having wiring that it will never happen except in specialized cases.


I could imagine a historic 19th century home that you wouldn't want to muck up by adding wiring, but for a new home around 1200 sq.ft. the cost of wiring ranges between $3500-$8000.
October 17th, 2017 at 10:44:05 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Could your privately owned mansion be declared a 'historic place" preventing you from doing any upgrades? It was owned by a king after all...
December 5th, 2017 at 12:35:41 PM permalink
rxwine
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"Earlier this month, a group of nearly 8,000 people from around the world donated at least $61 each toward the total of approximately $600,000 to buy and restore the castle. The reward for each of the donors is partial ownership of the beautiful property in western France (roughly 100 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean)."




https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/nearly-8000-strangers-now-co-own-this-13th-century-french-chateau/ar-BBGgPik?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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December 5th, 2017 at 12:46:12 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
"Earlier this month, a group of nearly 8,000 people from around the world donated at least $61 each toward the total of approximately $600,000 to buy and restore the castle.


And this is why it was only $600K. The
inside looks like this.

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December 5th, 2017 at 1:10:42 PM permalink
rxwine
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Well, I've seen some bums who would be happy to sleep there -- have to sweep the floor.
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December 5th, 2017 at 1:24:10 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
"Earlier this month, a group of nearly 8,000 people from around the world donated at least $61 each toward the total of approximately $600,000 to buy and restore the castle. The reward for each of the donors is partial ownership of the beautiful property in western France (roughly 100 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean)."


Having a fixed bridge makes a mockery of the magnificent moat around the castle :)

And what's with the trees growing inside the walls?
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December 5th, 2017 at 1:26:34 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
Well, I've seen some bums who would be happy to sleep there -- have to sweep the floor.


I don't see how buying AND restoration
is only $600K. It will have to be the
crappiest resto possible, that's a $3mil
job if there ever was one. To do it
right.

Highclere Castle, where they shoot
Downton, has done millions in resto
since the show started. Almost a mil
just on the roof alone. This whole
castle in France, $600K purchase
and resto? Who's doing it, the
carpenters from Green Acres, Alf and
Ralph?


Examine the pic. It has trees and bushes
growing inside the caste and out thru
the windows! The floors inside are all
dirt, that's why. Or decay so bad things
grow in it.

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December 5th, 2017 at 1:59:22 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Evenbob

Examine the pic. It has trees and bushes
growing inside the caste and out thru
the windows!


It's "green" technology!
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December 5th, 2017 at 2:05:56 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Gee, if only I had known. It can't be all that hard to get away with 7,999 fatal accidents.
December 5th, 2017 at 2:24:50 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
It's "green" technology!


50% of a castles value comes from
the furnishings and construction
inside. This castle has none of that,
it just has the falling apart facade.
That's why nobody wanted it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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