Free house available in Manor Park, but there's a catch

Looking for a free house? There's one available in Ottawa's Manor Park neighbourhood, but it will cost a lot to move it.

House would have to be cut in half, moved off lot by trucks

Want a free house? Well, there's a catch. You'll have to pay to move it. 2:04

A house that's being given away in the upscale neighbourhood of Manor Park is generating a lot of buzz, but there's a catch.

Jacqueline Shinniman, a friend of the homeowners who helped them organize the sale, says she'd hate to see the house bulldozed and sent to a landfill. (CBC)
The doors of the three-bedroom, 1,500-square-foot house opened early on Saturday to potential buyers. 

Everything inside the house is also being sold, including children's artwork, plants from the garden, appliances and more.

But the big-ticket item is the house itself. It's free, but only if you pay to move it off the lot. And the deadline is Oct. 15.

It would have to be divided into two pieces before being moved by large trucks, and the process could cost tens of thousands of dollars. 

The family discovered it would be cheaper to build a new house for their growing family of four than to alter the existing property.

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