Have you been reading up on the renovations of Stephmodo's 400-year-old stone cottage that is located in the south of France? It's very inspiring especially since she and her husband did it with 3 young children and thousands and thousands of miles away from their homebase. And what is cool is that you can rent out the cottage. Somehow I need to convince my honey that we need to vacation there. It's gorgeous. See the before and afters here.