A COUPLE who can barely put up a shelf have decided they want to buy a tumbledown chateau in rural France.
Emma Logan and her husband Tom believe selling their warm and comfortable home in Luton to purchase a wreck with no electricity or running water is a sensible plan.
Emma Logan said: “They’re really cheap – I mean, look at this one here for €250k – and how much can a new roof cost, really? Do we need four entire walls? It’s always lovely weather in France, I’ve seen it on A Year in Provence.
“We’ve got renovation experience because we put together a Billy bookcase last year, and I do actually have a great little screwdriver somewhere that I got in a Christmas cracker.
“We’ve been on the verge of breaking up a few times in England, but I’m sure once we’re in an isolated building in France those problems will just go away. And we don’t speak French, but French people don’t mind that, do they?”