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Owner gives house away

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Owner gives house away
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A house in one of Stockholm's most expensive areas is being given away on the internet by its owner. There's only one catch - the buyer will have to remove the house and rebuild it somewhere else.

The 1940s brick-fronted house in the exclusive Lidingö area has 180 square metres of living space.

Owner Pierre Leander says he wants to build a new home in the grounds of the old one. He has therefore put an advert on internet site Blocket offering to give away his home for free.

"It would be a shame just to demolish it - it's a good house," he told The Local.

Removing a house and rebuilding it somewhere else "is perhaps a bit unusual, but it's certainly possible," said Leander.

Included in the price are the fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry room.

"All the windows are in good condition, the parquet flooring is good and the kitchen appliances are new."

Leander said the phone had been "ringing non-stop" since the advert was posted.

"Lots of people are curious and are wondering what it would cost," he said.

Leander estimates the cost of disassembling the house to be 100,000-150,000 kronor, plus costs for transport and rebuilding.

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