A 6,700 square foot mansion in Celebration, Florida is being given away to whoever can write the best essay.
It’s just like college — except at the end, you could have a mortgage-free 5 bedroom home instead of crippling student debt.
There’s a slight catch, though. You must submit a $285 non-refundable entry fee along with your essay, which must not exceed 300 words — a relatively small “risk” if you think you’ve got the chops to win.
Thinking of tossing your hat in the ring? Read the official Newswire press release below for details:
CELEBRATION, Fla. — Sept. 15, 2015 — Would owning a $1.2+ million home in the Sunshine State make your dreams come true? A Celebration, Florida, house for sale has an unusual price tag: $285 and a winning essay.
To be considered, aspiring buyers must submit an essay of no more than 300 words explaining why they are the right buyer for this property by November 15, 2015. All essays will be judged on both their creativity and their mechanics, and the one that most impresses the seller will win the talented writer who penned it the opportunity to purchase this stunning property for just the cost of their entry fee.
Designed by renowned architect James L. Strickland, the founder of Historical Concepts, this fabulous house is located in the main village of the town of Celebration, a community developed by Disney that is nestled between Kissimmee and Orlando.
The home spans over 6,700 square feet and offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The three-story house’s luxurious master suite has its own sitting room, a pair of spacious walk-in closets, an expansive bedroom and a delightful master bathroom. In fact, all the bedrooms feature both walk-in closets and bathrooms. Providing extra privacy, the fifth bedroom suite is situated above the two-car garage, which is attached by covered walkway to the pool area and a neighboring patio that is equipped with a grilling area. With some 3,000 square feet of covered porches and patios, this property is certain to enchant anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors.
Celebration is a planned community with a charming small-town atmosphere. It includes countless parks, pools, playgrounds and sports fields for its residents’ enjoyment. An impressive array of shops and a wide variety of restaurants are within walking distance, and the inclusive town also has multiple medical facilities and places of worship. As an added bonus, the town of Celebration is within easy access to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
How To Enter
Essays must be written in English and submitted online at CelebrationHousefor285.com. Aspiring buyers may reside anywhere, but they must be at least 18 years of age. The $285 entry fee, which includes registration costs and processing fees, is nonrefundable. The seller reserves the right to cancel the sale if an insufficient number of entries are received. In the event that the seller cancels the sale, 80 percent of the entry fee will be returned.
Here are a few pics to entice you into brushing up on your writing skills and sending in your entry before the cutoff date, November 15, 2015.