A Canadian woman has launched a writing contest for her luxury home
A Canadian woman is holding a letter-writing contest for her three-bedroom home near the city of Calgary.
Interested parties must pay an entry fee of C$25 ($19; £15) and answer the question "Why would moving to this lakefront dream home change your life"?
Owner Alla Wagner is leaving the home she says she loves due to poor health.
Inspired by stories of similar contests, she decided to launch "write a letter, win a house" when the C$1.7m home failed to sell.
"Great memories of the blessed life my family has had in this home are priceless," .
"I love watching flocks of geese and ducks travelling to and from the pond, seeing the open skies, starry nights, wildlife, and views of the snow-packed mountains."
Her health has left her confined to the upper floor of the home, making living there "unbearable".
She calls the house "a writer's or artist's paradise".
The home, about 65km (40 miles) south of Calgary, in Millarville, Alberta, is described as an "exquisite country mansion designed in the Georgian Country Style", in its online real estate listing.
The 3850 square foot (360 square metre) home has "panoramic" views of the Rockies, a one-acre lot, a pond, and a wine cellar.