A woman is giving away her $1.7M home in a letter writing contest.

Alla Wagner's $1.7 million property in Millarville, Alberta could be yours for a small entry fee and a creative letter.

Wagner who has a back injury and can no longer navigate her stairs needs to downsize, but couldn't find a buyer for her home.

That's when she decided to get creative and created a contest on social media called Write a Letter, Win a House, asking people to explain how ownership of the house could change their life.

To enter the contest, Wagner has set the entry fee at $25. She's hoping for 60,000 entries to recoup the value of her investment in the 5,000 sq.ft. 3 bedroom home, which includes a piano room and wine cellar.

Wagner was inspired to start the contest after watching the movie, Spitfire Grill, where a restaurant owner holds an essay contest, at $100 per entry, as a means to find a new owner for the eatery, and thought what a great idea.

Wagner, who has worked in the past as both a translator and librarian, said she chose a writing contest because language and words have been so important in her own life.

Wagner plans to donate 5% of the profits from the contest to the Calgary Woman's Shelter.

The contest which opened on January 5th is slated to run for 3 months, with the possibility of extending the deadline to 6 months. 

So pick up your quill and put on your thinking cap and let's get creative.  Good luck!!

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