Couple Risks Their Entire Savings To Restore 600-Year-Old French Chateau

Grappling With Language And Employment

Erin and JB Gois smiling in front of their chateau
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Before they moved to France, Erin worked as a doctor in Edinburgh. Although she wanted to cross the border with JB, she worried that her French hadn’t advanced enough to practice medicine in the country. The couple put their heads together and brainstormed a different career path for Erin.

Both Erin and JB loved history and historical buildings. They concluded that Erin’s native English could come in handy in informing tourists, and then the light bulb flicked on. They could rent out historical buildings to vacationing tourists!