ALOHA! Homeowners offering trip to Hawaii
A BUNDABERG couple has come up with a unique way to sell their Alloway property, there's just one catch - you need an up-to-date passport.
John and Connie Borg have put their 2ha property on the market and are offering a holiday package to the tropical shores of Hawaii as an incentive.
The $4000 sweetener was the brainchild of son Dion, who said his mum and dad were looking to relocate to Brisbane to be be closer to their children after spending the past 29 years in the Bundaberg region.
"It was an idea that I had as a way to promote the property," Dion said yesterday.
"We're trying to find the right people for the property. Someone who has horses or tropical fruit trees or a chicken farm. Someone with a trucking or harvesting business."
A former cane farming family, the Borgs had 56ha before John had the deed changed and sold off all but two, where their five-bedroom home and five-bay shed now reside.
John said he will miss Bundaberg and the laid back lifestyle.
"I've been here for 29 years or so ... it's certainly a relaxed way of life," he said.
"It's only 15 minutes out of town, 10 minutes to the post office, seven minutes to Sugarland - I'm going to miss that I think.
"It's so lovely to live around here."
When asked why Hawaii was the chosen destination, John said it was because it shares the same latitude as Bundaberg, meaning our weather is very similar.
Hawaii also happens to be on his bucket list.
"I'll tell you what, if it doesn't go, I'll take it myself," he joked.
Dion has even compiled a short video of what it was like growing up in Bundaberg with clips of him on the farm.
The property, on Clayton Rd, is for sale privately and is being advertised on realestate.com.au.