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Sask. man offers free house with a catch — it can’t stay in the farmyard where it is

Sask. man offers free house with a catch — it can’t stay in the farmyard where it is

On a farmyard simply west of Regina sits a small white home that may simply be top-of-the-line offers to hit the native actual property market in current reminiscence.

It’s free, however there’s a catch. Proprietor Dan Poissant will solely give it to somebody keen to maneuver it off the property or dismantle it.

Forgotten in time and ignored by the HGTV-fuelled DIY craze, the home’s rust-coloured carpeting, cream and wood-trimmed cabinets, and floral-print furnishings put its final replace someplace round the Seventies or ’80s.

“Put this factor on a slab and with fairly minimal modification you’ve acquired a helluva workshop. Or small barn. Or storage for a creepy doll assortment,” wrote Poissant within the Reddit publish the place he marketed the deal.

“Floor degree tree home. Non-public cigar bar and podcast studio. The probabilities aren’t infinite, however there’s in all probability nonetheless heaps extra.”

The home belonged to Poissant’s grandfather, who died 10 years in the past.

After Poissant’s father died a number of weeks in the past, the household determined to present the home away to somebody who may use it or the supplies its product of. 

Poissant stated the household doesn’t need the home to turn out to be one other decrepit farm construction falling down and going to waste.

“It is also a duty to maintain it upright and never a hazard on the farm,” Poissant advised host Stefani Langenegger on CBC’s The Morning Version. “Generally you must be slightly bit pragmatic about this stuff.”

The 2-story, four-bedroom house is in fairly first rate form except for the dated decor, Poissant stated.

The house’s front room. (Dan Poissant/Reddit)

The kitchen of the Poissant family farmhouse.
The kitchen of the Poissant household farmhouse. (Dan Poissant/Reddit)

Poissant remembers many household Christmas, Easter and New 12 months’s Eve events held within the residence, however he stated it not serves any goal for his household.

Shifting a house is comparatively frequent, in line with Garnet Lucyk, who’s been shifting buildings round Saskatchewan for 47 years.

“I’m so booked up I’ve acquired half of this 12 months already booked.”

Lucyk prices by the dimensions of the constructing and the way far its going. There’s additionally prices to cope with energy strains.

Shifting a home like this might attain $20,000, however that may nonetheless be a cost-effective choice, Lucyk stated.

“Some individuals can’t consider it may be performed and the way simple it may be performed.”

Lucyk stated the method has turn out to be a bit extra sophisticated, with the related paperwork tripling throughout his years in enterprise. Nonetheless, energy strains are larger than they was, which makes issues simpler, he stated.

Lucyk, who as soon as relocated Moose Jaw’s Mac the Moose to its present web site, stated he has moved homes as massive as 740 sq. meters.

Poissant stated in his publish that he doesn’t thoughts if the constructing is torn right down to re-purpose the fabric, however he does have one caveat.

“There’s in all probability no cash within the partitions. But when there may be, honour-system splitsies?”

LISTEN | Poissant spoke with Stefani Langenegger about his provide on The Morning Version: 

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