In stranger news – homeowner giving away mansion for the price of a coffee

Ingenious idea?



“A homeowner in Bristol, England, will give away a 19th century cottage to a competition winner, for the price of a coffee.

After her house had been on the market for more than a year for £1 million ($1.7 million) and had failed to find a buyer, business owner Tricia Hamilton decided to try a more creative approach.

Mrs Hamilton has ambitious hopes of selling 500,000 entry tickets at just £2 ($3.50) each, which would meet the cost of the home.

The winner will also have all the fees and stamp duty paid for them.

“It’s very unique, which works well for such an unconventional sale. It’s not a typical four-bedroom and I’d describe it as a ‘Tardis’, as it’s much more spacious than it first appears,” she says on the competition website.


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