Patrick Maignan, a robust gray-haired farmer, lives alone on his farm, surrounded only by the freshly plowed wheat fields of this lonely corner of northern France.
A collaboration between Parisian industrial design firm Eliumstudio and German appliance company Rowenta, the Naturalis lets users make beauty products right at home, using all-natural, easily-accessible ingredients.
Courbefy, in the Limousin region, comes complete with 19 buildings and a swimming pool and at one time had a population of around 200, although it is now largely deserted.
“It took 18 months of research and development to achieve the final product,” explains Eric Grassi, commercial director of Copyphot.
Maisonia Deal is a group buying program (think Groupon) for building a new home in France.