Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hide! Hide! The real estate agent is coming!



I've decided not to put any photos with children on my blog, in case... ah... eeevil people see the listing and go to the house and kidnap the children and refuse to return them until the parents agree to co-sign on their mortgages. Fortunately the person who put together this listing -- found by Siobhan -- agrees with me. Children? What children?

27 comments:

Chris said...

You know, except for the flush toilet, that place looks a lot like a house I stayed in once in New South Wales ... there, a flush toilet would have been a distinct advantage over the existing santitary arrangements *phew*

Steph said...

oh. my. goodness......I have to remind myself how blessed I am to live in a beautiful home...with indoor plumbing! the beach is pretty though! took me a while to find the kiddos in that picture!

Topaz said...

The big kid needs lessons on hiding... lOL

Ruth said...

I like how they're hiding the children but not the mess. That makes good sense to me.

jwardell said...

Maybe it's the kids that they are selling, not the house.

Amy© said...

What is that thing hanging down from the ceiling? Is it a propane tank?

T said...

Quick kids, under the table - oh honey, yeah - you just stand there... we'll include you in the sale.

wundermary said...

Iconic?

blissfullycaffeinated said...

"Amazing opportunity" to pee outside.

Meg said...

Again with the New Zealand! What is it with these people?

Monique said...

Wow, what a dump! And that counts as a bathroom? I didn't see a shower or bath. Or a good place to wash your hands, ew. But this picture is defeated by the one where the kids are posed in front of the van! And the unrelated-to-selling-the-house one of the kids being cute on the beach.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Round here we have a quaint architectural feature known as 'the cupboard under the stairs' now made famous by that Rowling woman, who has given away the tribal custom it embodies. Nuisance children are kept in the cupboard under the stairs....see easy to get a good pic of the lounge....or maybe not.

Laurie said...

Too weird for words. But there was toilet paper in the bathroom! That's a good selling point, right?

Lisa said...

I was most intrigued by the fact that seller is known as "luciouslips". (That's not a comment on race, class or parenting skills, right?)

uppity kitty said...

Where exactly does the modern outdoor flush toilet.... flush to? Curious beach combers want to know.

Ebony said...

For the West Coast, they're pretty lucky to have a toilet that flushes and not just a long drop.. typical Kiwi Bach, not made for living in, but for family holidays :)

Crochet by Momma J said...

Ok - that is just a bizarre listing!

green-minded person said...

that kid girl has a talent in climbing trees (or what's left of it) and playing with fake horns..

is she included? i do not know..

Addie said...

ohhhhhhh. I wouldn't place pics of my children on my page if i were u either

Caleb said...

If you look at the date-stamps on those photographs, some of them date back 10 or 12 years. My theory is that the vendors just raided their family photo album rather than having someone around to take new photos for the listing. Which would explain the 'antic' nature of some of those pics.

They were probably going for the 'here's some good times we had here; maybe your family can do the same' kind of vibe, but, yeah, it does lead to a weird listing.

J-Rap said...

I hear banjos.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little freaked out by the "virgin bush at back door" and the lusciouslips thing too.

Yelling From Cars said...

Original sender here:

In my defence it had not occurred to me when I sent this in that people might see this as a first home rather than a roughing-it type getaway.

I still think the fully furnished flush toilet where you would expect a long drop is totally bizarre. And yeah I love that they could not be bothered taking new photos of the house, instead opting to raid the family photo album. It adds a personal aspect for me, like "I hope they're still having fun", and "I hope the sale isn't a result of a messy divorce".

The Boss of this page said...

I'm with Amy above...IS that a propane tank hanging from the ceiling? Is there a grill on the roof by chance?

::kacy:: said...

this is hilarious

william said...

They're hiding because they don't want to be seen in this place, and who could blame them? Poor little urchins.

Miranda said...

In defence of the seller (who has also commented here), the listing is a bach, rather than a home. Therefore, it is only really intended to be lived in for a couple of days at a time; much akin to going camping.
I think there may be a misunderstanding between cultures...