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When you think of France, the finer things like cheese, crepes, baguettes and good wine probably come to mind.

But a cave you could live in? Probably not so much. And that, friends, is exactly why we’re here. It might sound a little wacky, but there’s a cave hotel in Loire Valley that you simply have to check out. Carved into the side of a mountain, the 11th century structure had been purchased for only one euro by its current owners. The reason for the deep discount is that the property had been left abandoned in a decrepit state, and so the government agency responsible for handling it was happy to just get rid of it. Here’s what it looked like then:

Before

Pretty terrible, right? But now, three years and 35,000 euros later, the cave has become an intimate, cozy dwelling that’s listed on Airbnb for $105 a night. Check it out: