If you love animals, are prepared to work hard and long for the bucolic lifestyle, Stephen Overbury has a proposition for you.
Overbury is looking for someone to take over his farm near Smiths Falls, Ont., as he prepares to return to Japan, where he had lived for about 15 years.
But instead of selling it or renting it out, the 62-year-old is offering it up to the right person, in perpetuity — and it won’t cost a dime to take it over.
“[Selling] is conventional thinking, the prudent way of thinking about yourself and what’s best for yourself,” Overbury told CBC News on Friday.
“By selling the farm, first I’d have to dispose of the animals. And a number of them are older, and a few are special-needs. And that’s what I call reckless abandonment.”
‘Hundreds’ of offers
Earlier this week, Overbury posted an ad titled “HARD WORKING POSITION WITHOUT PAY (honest!)” on online classified ad site Kijiji.
His ad offers “permanent use of a wonderful …
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