A “house for sale” ad has gone viral, thanks to a very peculiar stipulation.
According to Time, the house is located in Indonesia and comes with a pond, a backyard, and a wife. The woman’s name is Wina Lia (pictured above).
Lia is a 40-year-old widow living near Yogyakarta in a village called Sleman. She agreed to put herself on the market along with the house after her realtor, Dian Purna Dirgantara, came up with the idea.
“Dian suggested I put up the tagline ‘Buy the house and marry the owner at the same time.’ And I said O.K. to it. I’m looking for a husband anyway,” said Lia.
Since Monday morning, Dian said they’ve been inundated with phone calls about the $76,500 home, though he wasn’t sure how many, “possibly hundreds.” In case you’re curious, no, you don’t have to marry Wina Lia if you want the house (though she seems like a nice girl).
“If someone just wants the house, they can have that,” Dian added.
— Ini Sleman (@IniSleman) March 9, 2015
— Loop Barbados (@LoopNewsBB) March 13, 2015
40 year-old Wina Lia poses inside her home in Sleman on March 11, 2015 http://t.co/xen04ipHmS
— Bashiru Muhamadu (@68bashirum68) March 12, 2015
A Widow Selling Her House Has Offered To Marry Whoever Buys It: Wina Lia said her realtor suggested it, and sh… http://t.co/icXYzLFzyc
— Bob Parson (@Whats_Trends) March 12, 2015
For sale: House (and wife) in Indonesia http://t.co/G4DuuGKmJ1
— Zuleyka Malcolmson (@dulyrywokuqa) March 12, 2015
“I want to nurture my singing talent. Maybe this can help me realize my old plans,” said Wina Lia. Who is she again? http://t.co/6FmXMDSIZd
— Adelia Putri (@adeliaputri) March 12, 2015
Americans, before suggesting this house for sale ad is just a weird cultural practice in misogyny, rest assured that Wina Lia is very much in control of her faculties and is completely at peace with the decision. In fact, she’s even engaging in the type of behavior that many of your homegrown reality stars do.
She wants to parlay her viral fame into a singing career, according to a statement reported by Rappler.
(Tell me how that’s any different from the yearly parade of Bachelor/Bachelorette/Survivor “stars” that come down the pike.)
Do you think this “house for sale” ad is cute, bizarre, insane, or a little of everything? Sound off in the comments section.