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I just bought a HIDDEN ABANDONED Chateau ruin

  • čas přidán 24. 09. 2022
  • Follow the journey of the restoration and renovation of This amazing abandoned château ruin, built by a Russian industrialists and an up and coming Parisian singer, host to hundreds of Jewish children during the holocauste, owned indirectly by coco Chanel and burnt down in the late 1980’s . A long journey tackled by one man , new video every Sunday !
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Komentáře • 2 784

  • Jane Lord
    Jane Lord Před 2 měsíci +125

    I have subscribed to your channel since the beginning, as well as Stephanie's, Michael Petherick and Billy Petherick's. Was just watching Billy's vlog and it was so lovely of him to mention you and your new project at the end of the vlog. I think you will get even more subscribers now. Billy was right when he said what a hard worker you both are and this new project will certainly keep you busy. Can't wait for the next vlog.

    • Tinu Tolat
      Tinu Tolat Před dnem

      Same here

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +7

      Indeed it was. It was like finding out that two of your best friends already know each other, lol. Billy is so fun to watch too. 🧡

  • Tanya Whelan
    Tanya Whelan Před 2 měsíci +11

    Amazing! I'm still thinking "money pit" versus "chateau restoration" at the moment but if anyone can pull this off, it's you! I agree with lots of other comments about getting volunteers to help as it's such a big project. Can't wait to see it cleared of shrubs and trees. BTW, it's a 20th century chateau if it was built in the 1920s. 19th century means 1801-1899. Bon courage!

    • MaggienBOB
      MaggienBOB Před měsícem

      Yes, was hoing yo say the same thing. Actually at first when he said fire in the 80s I thought maybe he meant 1880s.
      Still incredible regardless of what century it was built.
      Can't wait to see it restored. 😍

  • Leslie Rosenfeld
    Leslie Rosenfeld Před 2 měsíci +43

    Dan, I wish you much success. I've been watching you since your beginnings at Lalande and from the beginning of this channel. OK, it may look like a Herculean project, but on the other hand, it is a smart doable project. If you had purchased a different chateau, it still would have needed work. The roof would have needed patching constantly. So now you get to build a completely new roof, so in the long run, you will actually save time because it will require much less maintenance. With an old chateau, you would have constant electrical, heating and plumbing issues. Now you get to plan all these systems while the walls are exposed. It will be much easier. You will be able to install removable panels or opening access points to maintain these systems, rather than constantly ripping apart walls and ceilings trying to trace unknown paths of the old systems and avoiding constant patching. You get to install all new joists, thus avoiding constant replacement of dry rotted beams. So you have simply chosen new construction over trying to constantly maintain an old decaying rotting structure. Yes, you have more work upfront than most chateau owners, but when you are done, you can put your feet up and simply enjoy rather than having a live in team to constantly make repairs. You may have chosen the harder path up front, but you are young and have plenty of time ahead of you. When you will be older, you will know that this was the wiser path. It looks like Dan the man with his green van, has a plan which will be viewed by more than one fan!

  • Claire Skinner
    Claire Skinner Před 2 měsíci +61

    You’re a brave boy Dan, but I’d expect nothing less!! Your time at Lalande was an apprenticeship for your work here, and the skills you’ve learnt, contacts you’ve made and sources you have access to now will help you breathe new life into this beautiful old building. I can’t wait to see what you do!

    • rita kidney
      rita kidney Před 2 měsíci +8

      and when Armury comes to help with master carpentry work.......can't wait.

  • Lauren Strayer`
    Lauren Strayer` Před 2 měsíci +84

    I cannot imagine these lovely chateaus being lost forever. So I am very pleased people like yourselves are dedicated to restoring and bringing back the grandeur of such amazing buildings. Top that with sharing so much of yourselves with the public. Huge Kudos!

  • Linda Bryant
    Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +815

    I am so excited I am literally bouncing in my seat. If this were anyone but you who did this, I would think they were nuts. But Dan, who is so much more than a gardener, can definitely pull it off. They are just big Legos after all. Oh my goodness, you totally made my day!!! 🧡

    • Dale Frances
      Dale Frances Před měsícem

      How is the question ⁉️

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před měsícem

      @TammV you should go back and binge watch everything. Also check out The Chateau Diaries. 🧡

    • TammV
      TammV Před měsícem

      This excitement is incredibly sweet ❤ I just clicked on this video, not knowing who he is, cause I love old buildings, but your comment and excitement about it is so kind!

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před měsícem

      @Amedeo Felix I was quoting Dan from a video. Of course it is more complicated than that.

    • Amedeo Felix
      Amedeo Felix Před měsícem

      Houses are more complicated than Lego or they'd cost far less and be much quicker to build. I wish them luck! 🍀

  • Scott Phillips
    Scott Phillips Před 2 měsíci +2

    Absolutely wonderful structure. I can't wait to see this process unfold. I'm planning my move to France (probably moving in 20 months from the U.S.). I'm curious about France's property tax situation. As the owner of this chateau, will you have annual property value taxes? If so, how is that assessed and valuated? I'm also curious...how much did you pay for this structure and land? How much land is it? It looks big. Best of luck!

  • FleurOlivia
    FleurOlivia Před 2 měsíci +29

    Wow. I just bought my first apartment and I get overwhelmed by the amount of money, time effort and focus I will have to put in to restore it to its full glory. I don’t know why, but I fully appreciated that overwhelming feeling, but also the bravery, that it takes for you to undertake this. Congratulations and I hope for nothing but succes for you. You’re very capable.

    • MaggienBOB
      MaggienBOB Před měsícem

      I get overwhelmed cleaning out the garage. 😂

    • D. Lebon
      D. Lebon Před měsícem +1

      For somebody skillful an apartment is an nightmare. Endless discussion with condominium. Parking. Lift. No workshop ...
      With a property like that, logistics is easy, no neigbour to complain, noise at any time, workshop, vehicle to repair ...

  • O Mundo para Iniciantes
    O Mundo para Iniciantes Před 2 měsíci +13

    Please have an engineer checking if the structure is safe before bringing people to work there. That is a huge place and a lot can go wrong. I am super excited for the project and I wish you all the best! Be safe! ❤️

  • The Roberts’s, Norfolk, UK
    The Roberts’s, Norfolk, UK Před 2 měsíci +3

    Wow Dan! I think you are absolutely crazy for taking this one, but I understand why. I’ve just had a wood burner installed and had 2 days of dust and noise, you have a whole chateau and it’s grounds to restore! Dread to think how much it’s going to cost in both time and money to stabilise and replace the roof! Do tell us how much land it came with, and do you intend to restore the Art Deco features and look longer term? Good luck!

  • The Chateau Diaries
    The Chateau Diaries Před 2 měsíci +9

    BEST BUY EVAH! Seriously, I'm so excited I could POP

  • Juan Pina
    Juan Pina Před 2 měsíci +7

    Severely excited for you Dan!!! Can’t wait to see you restore this beauty! You’re more than capable of it. I’m glad you didn’t doubt yourself taking this on!

  • jo
    jo Před měsícem +24

    It’s sort of lovely just as it is, falling apart and completely hugged and embraced by nature. It looks like something out of a fairytale. I can’t imagine how incredibly stunning it will be when restored to its original beauty, surrounded by green with sunlight streaming through the windows. ooh- it makes me excited and so happy for you : )

  • Rinna
    Rinna Před 2 měsíci +21

    This is destiny! I think there’s only one man for this job and that’s Dan. What a joy! I can’t wait to see this majestic Chateau carefully restored in all its glory. I salute your courage, Dan!

    • Arya Faaz
      Arya Faaz Před 2 měsíci +4

      Agree 💯
      There is something special about Dan ~
      a greatness hidden in this gem of a man
      🗻 ➡️ 💎

  • Blanche Renard
    Blanche Renard Před 2 měsíci +21

    I follow you from your first day gardening at La Lande, and now you bought that chateau to restore, congratulations Dan, you are so courageous, no doubt this building will shine again thanks to you. And... In 14 years time, kid number one will help you, he promised lol xxx

  • Druids Garden and Kitchen
    Druids Garden and Kitchen Před 2 měsíci +132

    I remember you showing us this chateau when you first started the channel. I’m so delighted that you’ve bought it, even though I think you are utterly bonkers for attempting it! We’ll definitely be watching your escapades

    • Kimberly Early
      Kimberly Early Před 2 měsíci +12

      @Sandra Ford I couldn't figure out who in the world had shown it before. Glad I know now! I do remember them going now that others mentioned it.

    • Sandra Ford
      Sandra Ford Před 2 měsíci +12

      Yes I thought I’d seen it before ,such a big undertaking ,,

    • Barbara O'Shea
      Barbara O'Shea Před 2 měsíci +14

      Yes, I remember all four walking through the forest to this place.

    • Elizabeth Brzezicka
      Elizabeth Brzezicka Před 2 měsíci +21

      I too remember him showing us this chateau with his family in his earlier vlogs. Good luck Dan .
      Such a massive project and hard work.

  • Darryl Celeste Morales
    Darryl Celeste Morales Před 2 měsíci +32

    I have watched this vlog at least 5 times now and each time I’m gob smacked in awe at how brave you are Dan to take on such a challenge, one we all have no doubt you will quickly progress and excel with your usual gusto and humour! Congrats on this next momentous chapter, we are all behind you mate! And the Coco Chanel story is such a bonus!
    All the best, From your big fans from down under,
    The Moraleses!

  • Marianna Elle
    Marianna Elle Před 2 měsíci +4

    I'm so happy that you've found a chateau with an amazing history. I can't imagine how long it will take to bring it back to life but I know you can do it!

  • T Maree
    T Maree Před 2 měsíci +3

    So excited for you Dan! Can’t wait to follow along with you in your journey to restore such a beautiful chateau! 💕🇦🇺

  • Jean Burgin
    Jean Burgin Před 2 měsíci +19

    Oh Dan ... I want to cry! This truly is an amazing Chateau and you are so talented and gifted, you will bring it back to life!!! I love it and I'm so excited and happy for you. I can't wait to see what and how you will recreate it. The stone and exterior look in good sound state. Tell us how much land is with the Chateau. I hope you have lots of good help. Can't wait to see what treasures you discover. What a beautiful history. My heart is about to bust ... Love to you for what you are doing...

  • Mary Davis
    Mary Davis Před 2 měsíci +190

    Billy was so kind to mention you to his viewers. What an amazing project. Can’t wait

    • DrifterMW
      DrifterMW Před 2 měsíci

      Unless someones come with an axe and chop his head off in the mid of night.
      Living in places like that , bruh you better have bodygards with guns 24/7

    • Judy Gillespie
      Judy Gillespie Před 2 měsíci +3

      Billy has 145k subscribers. I think his relationship with LaLand its only fitting. I see a large green house. 🤣 Good luck Dan

    • Katherine
      Katherine Před 2 měsíci +9

      While parts are in ruins, you can certainly see the beauty. I can not wait to see this restored. What a precious gem.

  • VF L
    VF L Před 2 měsíci +6

    Wow! What a stunning project. Can't wait to see this unfold. I'm sure you will get a lot of support - and hopefully finance - from the local community and the descendants of the people whose lives this chateau helped to save. Hats off to you, Dan! Amazing. It's going to be beautiful, and also fascinating to see the mechanics of how you renovate a ruin.

  • Ginny
    Ginny Před měsícem +2

    Wow! I’ve been traveling so I missed this vlog until just now. SO excited for you!! If anyone can bring this beauty back, it’s Dan!! Congratulations!!

    • Hit me doorbell_news
      Hit me doorbell_news Před měsícem

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  • M i Α vℓσg gσ тσ му ¢haηηєℓ!

    I was so addicted to your daily vlog period & the incredible energy & progress, this new project is certainly going to be mind blowing to watch

  • Mr Kingdom's School of Art
    Mr Kingdom's School of Art Před 2 měsíci +9

    What a stunning building in a stunning location :D So pleased to hear you plan to restore the whole building faithful to the original design! I often see pictures of ruins and think it's a shame people don't restore them fully so I'm very excited to see the progress you make :)

  • skp
    skp Před 2 měsíci +220

    Dan, you have always been my favourite ‘living in France’ vlogger, for your work ethic, humour, family mindedness, sincerity and lack of pretension, amongst many other qualities. I’m now remembering you gave us a hint of this ages ago. It looked like a huge project then. It looks like huge project now. But if anyone can do it, you can. I look forward to future videos. I’m sure they will be fascinating and, as ever, beautifully filmed.

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +14

      I so agree with the beautifully filmed statement here. I practically felt like I was with him peeking through that door, lol. The drone shots are always spectacular. This is really going to be something else. 🧡

  • John Wilson
    John Wilson Před 2 měsíci +11

    You're a brave man Dan. I wish you all the luck in the world in the Chateau's restoration. One of the first things I thought of is that there's so many people who can provide help. There's Nottinghamshire's finest arborist for the woodland and the master carpenter Amaury when you eventually get around to the inside. Best wishes.

  • Anne Dunlop
    Anne Dunlop Před 2 měsíci +2

    Dan you are amazing. Where do you find your energy from?
    If anyone can pull this mad crazy idea off it's you.
    All the best. Looking forward to seeing your vlogs xx

  • Lupitamihita
    Lupitamihita Před 2 měsíci +5

    What an incredible project, Dan. I am very excited to see what you can do to bring this wonderful chateau back to life.

  • garaiko
    garaiko Před měsícem +8

    Amazing property with an incredible potential. I looooove the forest and the trees surrounding the building. I can't wait to see what you do with it. :-)

  • Rasmus Mogensen
    Rasmus Mogensen Před 2 měsíci +61

    I'm just so happy, that the plan is to restore it back to its original beauty and details. Too many of the people, that restore old
    places, tend to modernize and make it look like a newbuild on the inside. This is a huge project, no doubt about it. I wish you lots of luck, and I hope you will make it, so that Miss Coco Chanel herself would feel at home 🙂 YUP, I'm on hooked, Dan! See you Sunday!! 😁

    • pattie pate
      pattie pate Před 2 měsíci +5

      Looks mighty daunting...and I am an optimist. I just don't have the years remaining to see it through, nor do I have skills nor $ to make it happen. You can do it Dan.

  • Annie Macs Recommendations
    Annie Macs Recommendations Před 2 měsíci +3

    Congratulations Dan the Man👏 can’t wait to see the progress keep me entertained over the Autrum and Winter👌

  • Heidi A. Thomson BSc Biology & Life Coach

    Exciting project! I hope you can find and share photos of the former Interiors. Neat history. Can't wait to see this Chateau come to life to its former glory!

  • Maria Canto
    Maria Canto Před 2 měsíci +3

    This is a huge project Dan, the property around it is just beautiful!
    As they say,where there’s a will there’s a way! I will be watching every week and subscribe!😊🏰

  • Marianna Elle
    Marianna Elle Před 2 měsíci +4

    Congratulations! I remember when you showed a visit to this chateau a while back and thought then how lovely it must once have been but that no one would buy it with the damage it has sustained. Only you could take this on and make it work. I’m so excited for you and will be watching every week!

  • Britta Wrolson
    Britta Wrolson Před 2 měsíci +138

    This chateau may look hopeless to most people, but not to Dan the Man. You have been showing us your countless skills over the past year or so, and your ingenuity to get things done is unsurpassed. Being unconventional has paid off big for you, so why not tackle a dream like this one if the stone structure is solid? Yet another twist in the path that we so enjoy sharing with you!👏🏻👍🏻❣️Congrats🎉🍾

    • Michelle Byrom
      Michelle Byrom Před 2 měsíci +3

      First time to this channel. The invading trees hide a lot. Losing the roof and floors to the fire is a setback. Without the roof, buildings usually deteriorate pretty quickly. Looking at the walls though, they appear to be in good order. The wood on the remains of the staircase and panelling seem to have survived the weather well. Perhaps that's the scorching from the fire giving protection, ironically. There's lots of decorative detail left for reproduction purposes and guidelines. I wouldn't write it off as undoable. I would be looking closely at my finances and passion to decide if I really wanted to take it on.
      My heart says of course you would. My head is hysteric demanding are you out of your mind?
      Probably. It's going to be interesting, especially with an expert for the grounds.

    • janet powell
      janet powell Před 2 měsíci +5

      Wow what an amazing chateau...so excited to watch your journey xx

    • DrifterMW
      DrifterMW Před 2 měsíci

      Its not hopeless
      Its just anyone can come and kill the dude chop his head off
      And nobody even knows when and who

    • Mary
      Mary Před 2 měsíci +4

      @Linda Bryant lol. It’s going to be fun to watch.

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +8

      Agreed, lol. He must have walked right up to it and thought to himself, "I can fix that."

  • Gnarbel Jo
    Gnarbel Jo Před 2 měsíci +10

    This is SPECTACULAR. I looove the fact that it's surrounded by beautiful woodland too. You can decide for yourself what you want to clear and which views you prefer. I wonder if I've actually seen this ruin in a random video someone did, just snooping around an "abandoned chateau"...
    Looks very familar.
    Fantastic history!!!
    I can't believe you actually decided to buy tgis, let alone any château, I cannot imagine a restoration vlog I'd rather see than Dan doing his own Chateau! You'll do a splendid job, and in the process of creating a magnificent home for you and the boys (and generations to come) you're salvaging this incredibly valuable history that involves quite recent times!
    It's stunning Dan, and if anyone can make this happen it's you.
    We're all in for a great adventure ❤️🙌🙌🙌

    BRENT FISHER Před 2 měsíci +2

    AMAZING! Congratulations on an amazing purchase and project. Can't wait to share in the 'journey' as it happens. Yeah!!

  • Eliane Zimmermann
    Eliane Zimmermann Před 2 měsíci +2

    Really extremely exiting! Those balconies! Those two seemingly intact rooms! What an amazing project! All the best! And yes, I subscribed your channel! Looking forward to the discoveries and the different rescue projects.

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      Hit me doorbell_news Před měsícem

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  • Amanda Hayter
    Amanda Hayter Před měsícem +1

    Stunning building, congratulations Dan, taking on such a fabulous project, look forward to watching your weekly updates 🙂

  • Jimena F. P.
    Jimena F. P. Před 2 měsíci +136

    It is a privilege to be able to accompany you on your journey since you started and Stephanie announced that you had a CHclip channel. This is great, super great news. Congratulations, dear Dan. Every time a person progresses, we all do it in some way. It is absolutely wonderful. Tons of congratulations! Enthusiasm is something contagious, a good virus that fills us with life and without a doubt, both you and Stephanie are capable of spreading it. Thank you from my heart. Heap, heap, Hurrah!!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

  • Pauline Turkentine
    Pauline Turkentine Před 2 měsíci +5

    So pleased for you Dan. I can see why you have fallen in love with it. Looking forward to watching your progress as much as your work at Chateau Lalande and restoring your family village home . Well done.

  • Garnet Lynne
    Garnet Lynne Před 2 měsíci +1

    Love you Dan, love the new project, I hope we will get dets on the price and how much land you've gotten. You deserve this you work so hard.

  • Katherine Cormack
    Katherine Cormack Před 2 měsíci +4

    So very happy for you, Dan! Here's to this next part of your journey. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Cheers, mate!

  • Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó
    Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó Před 2 měsíci +1

    Dan, you have always been my favourite ‘living in France’ vlogger, for your work ethic, humour, family mindedness, sincerity and lack of pretension, amongst many other qualities. I’m now remembering you gave us a hint of this ages ago. It looked like a huge project then. It looks like huge project now. But if anyone can do it, you can. I look forward to future videos. I’m sure they will be fascinating and, as ever, beautifully filmed.

  • karen brindley
    karen brindley Před 2 měsíci +89

    Holy cow, Dan! That is a monster adventure and I am all in for it. So many questions but I think I will just hang out and see how this goes.

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +2

      Ditto with the questions, I have about a million, lol. I think I saw a mirror still on the wall in one of those inaccessible rooms. My imagination is running wild. 🧡

  • tracy maccabe
    tracy maccabe Před 2 měsíci +2

    Well done Dan, If anyone can commit to the condition of sale it’s definitely you.. looking forward to watch you and your restoration journey..

  • Patty Pinsky
    Patty Pinsky Před 2 měsíci +6

    What an immense undertaking! Can you imagine what Dan could do if we all gave just $1.00 per month? I’ll sign up, and watch the miracle of restoration.

    • Doug L
      Doug L Před měsícem

      When it comes to charity, helping someone own a chateau, isn’t on my list.

    • Lisa Glynn
      Lisa Glynn Před měsícem +1

      Sounds like a great idea! I'm in!

  • Tropical Mom
    Tropical Mom Před 2 měsíci +2

    Wow! I can't believe it. This might be the most aggressive renovation project I've seen. I'm here for it though. Cheering you on!

  • Gina Tees
    Gina Tees Před 2 měsíci +1

    Congratulations Dan and wishing you every success with this project. Beautiful facade and looking forward to seeing how you go about tackling this.

  • Jane B.
    Jane B. Před 2 měsíci +61

    Wow Dan, you will have enough new content to film for the rest of your life. I can't wait to come along for the journey.

  • Mike Chan
    Mike Chan Před 2 měsíci +13

    Wow, this is one of the most insane projects I’ve seen. I’m cheering you on mate! Don’t know how you’re going to do it but I’m cheering you on!

  • Anni Mau
    Anni Mau Před 2 měsíci +8

    It's always bittersweet to catch a new project right from the beginning because on the one hand I love getting to experience everything as it happens and coming along for the ride and on the other hand I just want to binge the entire journey right now and click next video and next video and next video right this instant haha
    Good luck with this new adventure! This is incredibly exciting, can't wait to see it transform!

  • Alison Beesley
    Alison Beesley Před 2 měsíci +3

    THIS is brilliant! Such exciting news! so wonderful that you are going to rescue this piece of history!
    I literally screamed when you said it belonged to Coco Chanel. What a great plan to keep it under wraps then announce it. Can’t wait to follow every step of the way. Go Dan & family! X

  • Raffaella Vitiello
    Raffaella Vitiello Před 2 měsíci +2

    We are ecstatic and exited for us and for you . Thankyou for sharing this moment with us . This is what l love the most a ruin brought to life . The very best videos ever . I cannot wait to see the next video will still watch the others as well . Hope that you have an amazing experience doing this project .

  • Norma Murray
    Norma Murray Před 2 měsíci +80

    Dan, I am thrilled for you! If anyone can pull this off, it's you. No doubt you'll be getting some help as time passes. If I was younger and lived close to you, I'd be there to help! You deserve this gem! I am so looking forward to seeing the progress....I know it will be a gem in the making!

    • DrifterMW
      DrifterMW Před 2 měsíci

      The only help he needs is bodyguards with guns.
      That place is a guarantee kill in the middle of the night
      Nobody will help

  • DM
    DM Před 2 měsíci +15

    I'm speechless...
    My heart is bursting and the pride ..for you.
    To look back..and think of how much you have accomplished. Crazy ...🥂
    You have put forth such commitment..from the garden..through to the vision you continue to fulfill, at home.
    I look forward to watching you and your gifts...bring life back to this beautiful historic chateau!
    ...keeping your family close.
    Wow...just WOW! ❤️
    Definitely worthy of subscribing!!
    This.....is going to be exciting!!

  • Marianna Elle
    Marianna Elle Před 2 měsíci +1

    Hi Dan, Wow congratulations on buying, currently, half of this magnificent Chateau with, despite the damage, which you will restore to its former glory and not least the forest and grounds. My goodness Dan what a huge project but your love for this Chateau shines out from you in every detail you showed us with such awe and appreciation in your voice. I was thrilled to see photos of the Chateau as it was before the devastating fire and how heartening it is to know it was used to hide and care for children who escaped the holocaust. I hope you will be given grants from the French government and heritage associations with your restoration costs. I am beyong excited for you and your family. I wish you great good fortune. I can't wait to follow your progress and to learn more of the Chateau history. Xxx🤗

  • Patricia Jeffrey
    Patricia Jeffrey Před 2 měsíci +2

    With your work ethic I’m sure you can accomplish anything. Good luck to you!!

  • Princess Ems 💋
    Princess Ems 💋 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Wow! Amazing to see this renovation up and coming! Exciting! Thanks for the history interesting stuff 👍🏾

  • Kailand
    Kailand Před 2 měsíci +53

    Dan, you never cease to amaze me - I had no idea what surprise you were going to spring on us today! Seeing the current state of the château made me tremendously sad because it was such a magnificent building in its prime. I eagerly anticipate following your adventures as you bring it back to life.

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +2

      Me too! This is going to be EPIC! 🧡

  • Penney Burgess
    Penney Burgess Před 2 měsíci +6

    The history of this chateau must be fascinating. Something so beautifully made must have been abandoned almost as soon as it was finished.
    Good luck!

  • janet nash
    janet nash Před 2 měsíci +1

    What an amazing project, such a moving history to the house too. Can’t wait to see you bring this house back to life.

  • Hethwen
    Hethwen Před 2 měsíci +1

    CONGRATULATIONS Dan !!! I am thrilled for you. If anyone could take this on and make it happen, it's you. I look forward to the journey ahead.

  • Mary Schlotter
    Mary Schlotter Před 2 měsíci +1

    Dan this is fantastic! You are the perfect person to take this on. Looking forward to watching you transform this beautiful château back to its original splendor.The history , wow. Refuge for children. Coco Channel….. this is going to be a great ride!

  • Chantal Pinsonneault
    Chantal Pinsonneault Před 2 měsíci +90

    You did it! I'm so happy and excited for you! I always secretly thought you deserved a chateau of your own. Congrats Dan!!!

  • Angel Gering
    Angel Gering Před měsícem

    Oh my goodness! You are doing something I always wait to do, but I've been told it's crazy and impossible to restore a beautiful, abandoned, damaged building. Some places just seem to reach out to us, asking us to bring them back to life and restore their glory!

  • sparklepea
    sparklepea Před 2 měsíci +3

    I’m so excited for this and wow has the production value of your vlogs gone through the roof since episode 18. Hearing the excitement in Annalise’s voice from then is bittersweet. Onwards and upwards good luck to Dan it’s going to be spectacular 😮

  • Brandy Purple
    Brandy Purple Před 2 měsíci +1

    Congratulations Dan, I know you can do this is your so amazing. Looking forward to each stage of your build 🤗💜

  • Kiri Skip
    Kiri Skip Před 2 měsíci +2

    Very daunting Dan ... but I will watch your journey as you are more than capable of bringing it back to life.

  • BIG Nick
    BIG Nick Před 2 měsíci +55

    Wow! What a project and a place for you and the boys to enjoy in years to come.
    I have a feeling there will be a need for you to have a number of volunteers over the years to really help make a dent on the clearing the needs to happen.
    A roof, windows and doors will obviously be the priority.
    Time for everyone to watch the adverts all the way through to help fund this.
    It was also great for Billy Petherick to encourage some of his viewers to support you.
    Great work Dan and good luck

    • Gillian Foster
      Gillian Foster Před měsícem

      How can u afford to repair this it will take thousands

    • Darlene Chandler
      Darlene Chandler Před 2 měsíci

      @rgrndu Separated for a very long time. He was living at Lalande for a while then his grandfather’s place. Good for him.

    • Peter i
      Peter i Před 2 měsíci +2

      @rgrndu they split up

    • rgrndu
      rgrndu Před 2 měsíci +1

      You & the boys? I thought he was married?

    • Gemma Neve
      Gemma Neve Před 2 měsíci +5

      Beyond excited, and I for one would volunteer in a heart beat :-) Congratulations Dan!

  • k Dean
    k Dean Před 2 měsíci +1

    Hi Dan, quite the restoration, and monumental undertaking, but I believe in you! So excited to follow your journey. I remember when you visited this chateau before and seemed quite taken with it! So glad you are following your passions! Good luck! Thank you for sharing, take really good care of yourself, stay well! Kathy x 💖

  • Janice Krech
    Janice Krech Před 2 měsíci +3

    Wow! I can not wait for the renovations of your Chateau. Congratulations, I believe you will succeed in all your endeavors. This is so exciting and such a positive experience. I will be watching and waiting every Sunday to see your progress. Thank you so much for your inspiring channel.

  • Melissa Perry
    Melissa Perry Před 2 měsíci +1

    Absolutely incredible. I can't wait to learn more about this incredible building's history and hear the big question. WHY? It's gorgeous and I can see your enthusiasm for it. I hope it becomes everything you imagine and WAY beyond anything you ever could imagine.

  • Really Ruby
    Really Ruby Před 2 měsíci +2

    I see your subscribers have increased by ab 5000 over night, you’re crazy and brilliant Dan, can’t wait to see what you do

  • HappySingingBowl
    HappySingingBowl Před 2 měsíci +126

    Check out under Playlists for this channel :"The Abandoned Chateau Ruin" . There are two videos now. This one and another one 14.25 minutes long. Starting to watch now. I am all the time in awe of Dan's work ethic and skills! And his sense of humour on top of all that :) Absolutely a winning combination! Also having a team mate Annalise is crucial. Tackling all this work and multiple other projects and parenting two awesome little boys at the same time takes planning and flexibility. Thank you!

    • Kathleen Beckett
      Kathleen Beckett Před 2 měsíci +15

      “There are some stories behind this place. . .” And you, Dan are about to contribute a new set of stories. Ah youth!

    • Kristin Thornton
      Kristin Thornton Před 2 měsíci +7

      So happy and excited for you! Can't wait to watch.

    • HappySingingBowl
      HappySingingBowl Před 2 měsíci +34

      @machellep1 Hi! I didn't miss that at all. In the midst of their family dynamics changing they keep on working as a team. That is rare and more people could take notes!

    • Denise Mastromina
      Denise Mastromina Před 2 měsíci +8

      @machellep1 miracles can happen

    • machellep1
      machellep1 Před 2 měsíci +9

      When did you miss the part where him and Annalise are not together anymore ? Haven’t been for a year now.

  • Myrna mcmillan
    Myrna mcmillan Před 2 měsíci +2

    Dan you are a genius for finding this gem there is no doubt in ny mind you can do it .I will watch every episode.

  • Katherine Bosse
    Katherine Bosse Před měsícem

    Very excited to watch you do this Dan! You can believe I’ll be hanging on the
    edge, from Canada! Here’s to you and your family at the start of this grand

  • Loula Evert-Smith
    Loula Evert-Smith Před měsícem +2

    Started with a "derelict farmhouse" and look at that beauty today. Never thought you would ever own your own chateau? I send you warm regards, and lots of strength, you can do this young man!!! very proud of you. Well done!!!

  • Shawn Dadah
    Shawn Dadah Před měsícem +1

    Dan this is going to be a beautiful Chateau once you've restored it. I really recommend you get it blessed so that there won't be any more fires. It's important to break off any ruminating spirits. A blessing over the Chateau and the grounds is in order.

  • Vicki Smallwood
    Vicki Smallwood Před 2 měsíci +67

    Billy sent me over. Said that you are a hard working person and loves restoring like he does.

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +2

      @lois hampstead i agree completely. This young man has just blossomed, like so many other people who have contact wtih LaLande and Stephanie. I so wish to go there some day... 🧡

    • lois hampstead
      lois hampstead Před 2 měsíci +3

      You’ll love his hard working attitude and sense of humour. Go and watch from the beginning of his channel to see just how far he has come since first appearing on Chateau Diaries with Stephanie and Isabelle.

    • Mags H
      Mags H Před 2 měsíci +3

      He is very hard working so you are in for a treat.

    • Claire Roper
      Claire Roper Před 2 měsíci +8

      @Melissa Billy Petherick from The Pethericks.

    • Melissa
      Melissa Před 2 měsíci +3

      Who is Billy?

  • Manisha Holm
    Manisha Holm Před měsícem +1

    I scrolled past this video a couple of times, and when I realized it was you, Dan, I am all in. I want to see this restoration, with you at the helm. It will be glorious.

  • Alet Verster
    Alet Verster Před 2 měsíci +2

    Dan, how incredibly exciting! Cannot wait to follow your progress! Congratulations on your acquisition of an amazing project.

  • Ruchmini Lester
    Ruchmini Lester Před 2 měsíci +6

    How exciting to be able to start your renovation process after 2 years! Good on you! I'm looking forward to your future videos.

  • E Miller
    E Miller Před 2 měsíci +1

    So very excited for you and this project. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. It looks stunning and the countryside is gorgeous too.

  • Laura  (LaLa) Darling
    Laura (LaLa) Darling Před 2 měsíci +20

    Hi Dan, Wow congratulations on buying, currently, half of this magnificent Chateau with, despite the damage, which you will restore to its former glory and not least the forest and grounds. My goodness Dan what a huge project but your love for this Chateau shines out from you in every detail you showed us with such awe and appreciation in your voice. I was thrilled to see photos of the Chateau as it was before the devastating fire and how heartening it is to know it was used to hide and care for children who escaped the holocaust. I hope you will be given grants from the French government and heritage associations with your restoration costs. I am beyong excited for you and your family. I wish you great good fortune. I can't wait to follow your progress and to learn more of the Chateau history. Xxx🤗

  • US Citizen
    US Citizen Před 2 měsíci +1

    Oh Dan! I can only imagine the excitement and magical feeling as you begin this long-awaited project! How exciting for us to see it all from the start! Wow! What a fabulous time for you and yours. 🥰

  • Astro Jak
    Astro Jak Před měsícem +1

    I cant wait to follow your progress on this restoration. I wish i was young enough, id offer my labor to see this first hand!! Cheers from Canada!!

  • Sandra Field
    Sandra Field Před 2 měsíci +1

    Amazing Dan, such a project for you. I’m sure you’re boys will love working on it too as they get older. How much land do you have? Xx

  • Don Hatley
    Don Hatley Před 2 měsíci

    Hi, Dan and family, I wish you well and thought this was a wonderful place when you first toured it way back. So excited to see the progress. What are you doing with your current house which I must admit you and your wife created from the rubble. So I know you can do this as well.

  • opmaus
    opmaus Před 2 měsíci +51

    Dan, this is such a monumental undertaking...and I could not be more excited to see this journey unfold! If ever there was a person who could tackle this job, it is definitely Dan the Man! I don't even know how you go about starting something this big, but...you never cease to impress with your hard work and skill!

  • Hilary Hatch
    Hilary Hatch Před 2 měsíci

    Oooh, this is such an exciting project! Because there's so little of the interior left to preserve, you have a fantastic opportunity to not just restore it to how it used to look, but also to upgrade every last system for future-proofing in terms of energy efficiency, water savings, etc. It's so much harder to do that when you have to worry about preserving walls and molding and windows and whatnot, but here you have a handsome sketch to aim for but otherwise a mostly blank slate. You can go truly self-sustaining, enough to be unaffected by fossil fuel shortages and the dwindling fresh water tables and the skyrocketing cost of power. Great for you guys in the short term, of course, but also an amazing legacy for your family, to eventually have such a beautiful home that they can easily afford and maintain for generations.

  • Janine Duclos
    Janine Duclos Před 2 měsíci +1

    Dan! That is insanely amazing! The facade is still stunning despite the fire damage!.Wow! That is quite some project but you can do it and I look forward to seeing it progress! An amazing legacy for your children also xxx

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  • Marianna Elle
    Marianna Elle Před 2 měsíci +11

    Wow! One correction without malice, Dan: It was built in the 20th century, in the 1900's. You are such a marvel maker with all your talents, I look forward to the progress and the history will surely be fascinating!! The property is stunningly beautiful. :)

  • Will Ellis
    Will Ellis Před 2 měsíci +1

    Wow Dan we have been following you for a few years, what you have come with this project, if you don’t end up with 1 million subscribers or more along the way, I would be very surprised, look forward to seeing you standing on that top balcony, looking very happy with yourself.

  • How To Renovate A Chateau
    How To Renovate A Chateau Před 2 měsíci +18

    What an exciting project, can't wait to follow Dan, bon courage!

    • Linda Bryant
      Linda Bryant Před 2 měsíci +1

      I watch you folks too. Guess I am a chateau junkie, lol. Love you guys. 🧡

  • Doreen Oosterhuis
    Doreen Oosterhuis Před 2 měsíci +1

    Go Dan Go! I’m so thrilled you’ve taking on this huge challenge!!! Can’t wait to see the progress in the future.. what a project!

  • DezzyDayy
    DezzyDayy Před 2 měsíci +2

    Wow! What a project and a place for you and the boys to enjoy in years to come.
    I have a feeling there will be a need for you to have a number of volunteers over the years to really help make a dent on the clearing the needs to happen.
    A roof, windows and doors will obviously be the priority.
    Time for everyone to watch the adverts all the way through to help fund this.
    It was also great for Billy Petherick to encourage some of his viewers to support you.
    Great work Dan and good luck

  • R M
    R M Před 2 měsíci +1

    VERY EXCITING - CONGRATULATIONS !!! You and your vlogs are Just Superb… Wonderful video photography, editing and music…Not to mention LOVE your GREAT sense of humour, work ethic and genuineness. Looking forward to watching you bring back life into your chateau!!❤️❤️❤️❤️Fan from Montreal, Canada

  • Janice Delp
    Janice Delp Před 2 měsíci +1

    Dan, I'm very excited for you! It is a beautiful Chateau! Looking forward to following your adventures! Janice from Arkansas USA