Auckland landmark One Tree Hill (Image: Chris Gan, via Flickr/Creative Commons)
GREAT NEIGHBOURS, ABUNDANT fruit trees and use of a yacht are being promised as some of the perks available, should you sign-up to a house-swap arrangement with ‘Eoghan’ in New Zealand.
The Auckland resident has posted an ad on Daft.ie looking for a year-long deal. He’s hoping to move into a house in the Dublin or Wicklow area from January next. According to the posting:
We have a fine 3 bed house, GAS/ELECTRICITY for cooking & heating
Great neighbours and fully fenced garden – loads of fruit trees. 15 minutes to train station, 5 minutes to Southern/Western Motorway.
And if you’re confident you have the sailing chops to handle a vessel of its size, Eoghan says the deal “could include use of a 28ft yacht, which is moored 15 minutes away in Halfmoon Bay”.
The house is located close to One Tree Hill (pictured above) – a 182 metre volcanic peak which is sacred to the indigenous Maoiri people. The landmark also provided the inspiration for a famous U2 song, which featured on 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree’…