my name's Fred, I'm french. My wife and I recently bought a very old house in Brittany. It's been a farm throughout the 20th century, but way before that it's been a hospital for lepers and has had many other purposes since probably the 18th century.
Recently, during world war 2, it has been a place of french "resistance", until the germans discovered it, then there was a terrible fight that lasted for hours, before the germans got the best. The french survivors were tortured and killed, and the place was burnt down. Only the stone walls stood up and still do today.
Frames and roofs were rebuilt after the war, but too fast and too lightly.
One of the roofs and frame collapsed this winter. It's not a building in which we live, it hosts nothing at the moment. Yet, if we don't cover it fast, the walls will eventualy be too damaged by the rain to be rebuilt.
The whole place still means a lot to the people in the village, as some of the older ones were very young but still remember world war 2 and what happened here. Some are close family to the people who were killed here and captured to be tortured.
My wife and myself wish to preserve the place as it has always been, so that we can pass it on with it's history. But we're running short on money for this operation.
Thanks for any help, and everyone is welcome to visit after donation, to see what we've done.