Living in a gorgeous $1.7 million house perched on a hill with lakeside views in the beautiful Alberta, Canada has a been a dream of mine and it could be your dream after reading this.
Alla Wagner, a former librarian and business woman, is holding a letter-writing contest to determine the winner of her home in Alberta, Canada. The house was built in 2008.
To enter the contest, applicants must write a letter of no more than 350 words and send it to Wagner with a $25 entrance fee. From there, she’ll choose 500 finalists to be reviewed by an independent panel of judges who will determine the winner and announce the new home owner, according to the contest’s terms and conditions page.
The letter can be in the form of an essay or a few simple paragraphs, but it must tell a story about why the person should win the house.
Every day, she receives 100 to 2,000 letters, and her goal is to reach 68,000 entries to match her home’s worth. Wagner assures that she reads every single letter – about 500 a day.
If the contest reaches its goal by April 5, Wagner plans to buy a piece of land by the same lake and build a little, self-sustainable bungalow with solar panels and a garden.
To read the rules and regulations of the letter-writing contest, click here.