Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Buy Right Now! Sexy! High Rents!"



It's the first Hawaiian loveliness, found by Allon! And it finds me deeply confused. I've never been to Hawaii, so I don't know... but is this normal? Like, the same way that people in other states have dog houses, Hawaiians have small-scale pig farms?

I'm presuming pig farms are standard, because there's no explicit mention of it in the listing... and it does seem like something you might want to point out. It goes a bit beyond the "Oh, I thought you knew the pool table wasn't included" homebuying confusion I'm used to.

22 comments:

Juliana said...

The first ten photos are of the actual property, but the rest are from a travel brochure? Unless you have a Centrum Silver surfer squatting on your beach? Joined with the nursing sow immobilized under the fence, and the sofa up on the wall in the next listing, I'd say this is heffalumps and woozles left over from the Blogher convention....

graceco said...

A house with a cesspool!! I've been waiting all my life!
Question though, does this property with only one kitchen shot and the rest shots of Porky and the gang really have beach access or are those just touristy shots trying to entice me to Hawaii? I can just hear the realtor,"left at the sty and the beach is straight ahead". oh my

Decadent Housewife said...

Must have something to do with a luau.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a real estate listing! It's a Playbill for an avant guarde remake of Animal Farm!

kalli6 said...

The listing says multi-family property, maybe this is the other family?

Anonymous said...

Well if it is the case that small-scale pig farming is standard in Hawaiian homes, that's a good thing. I was reading how big-scale industrial pig production has got us into this swine flu mess. I no longer view the word 'lagoon' in the way I once did.

Dave in Houston said...

The final picture says "Copyright Hawaii Tourism Japan" at the bottom.

The property *is* only a mile from the beach, but there are newer, non-pig-filled subdivisions in the way. I sort of like the idea of raising pigs a mile from the Pacific, though. Pigs! Cute *and* yummy!

jackie31337 said...

Anonymous @7:52 AM: good point about swine flu. Especially right now, why would anyone think that associating pictures of pigs with their property would make it appealing to buyers?

Maggie said...

I think it probably does have a small scale pig (or other animal) operation on the property:

"Zoned AG-2 for complete operation: slab kennels, cesspools, etc."

Talk about a way to work from home!

Sabra said...

Waianae is the country. Two houses on 3 acres...man, you have no idea how spread out that is! On that area of O'ahu, two houses on a normal (Mainland-size) residential lot are a heck of a lot more common.

And no, to the best of my knowledge, pig farms aren't standard. There are feral cattle on the Big Island, though.

Nocturnal Queen said...

I've lived near hog farms before and they stink! I wouldn't want to live near this home.

Lauren said...

LOL the pigs are one of the only relevant photos!

It should say, "Sea turtle not included." Also, "Slab kennels make great apartment rentals."

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the poor pigs.

Don the Baptist said...

That IS small. Tyson keeps twenty pigs to a pen.

Stuart said...

I'd make a Nadya Suleman reference here, but I have way too much class for that and thus it will not be mentioned at all. So instead, I'll just assert that anyone who actually buys this property will be happier than a pig in, well, you know.

Angel said...

*snort*

Anonymous said...

I feel badly for those pigs--can you imagine having only a metal grate to lie on?

mudslicker said...

@Anonymous: An Animal Farm reference! Cha-ching! Who says real estate can't bring out high brow literary classic references!

I'd love to follow up with a nod to Lord of the Flies because I'm sure this place has plenty of those [flies] but alas I cannot because I can't figure out which Piggy has the conch and as we all know, without the conch I cannot opinine.

Chani W said...

I do love how the last 10 photos are from random internet googling of Hawaii.

The listing does say the property is "AG-2 for complete operation"- which I assume means that you CAN have pigs there. However, it doesn't state if they are leaving porky and friends there. How bizarre!

Anonymous said...

I smell bacon! Yum!

Canaduck said...

Most of those pigs are better off than 99% of the ones on the planet, but I am mystified by the shots of the sows in gestation crates.

Come on--does ANYBODY view them with anything other than shame and animosity at this point? Why would anyone decide to show photos of those things when trying to sell a house? It's like, "Hey, folks, most of the world has banned these and lots of places in the U.S. are trying to, so buy while you still can!"

Anonymous said...

After ,living in Hawaii in town and having chickens just down the street.... a pig farm on Waianae is just about right!