You Can Own an Historic Home in Dighton–For Free [PHOTOS]
Are you in the market for six-bedroom, four-fireplace home? Is your budget...free?
Over the weekend, the internet was buzzing about this historic, six-bedroom home in Dighton that is being given away for FREE to whoever could move it (to put that into perspective, this four-bedroom home in Dighton is currently listed at $425,000).
The free home was built in 1775 and owned by former sea captain Nathan Crane, and is located at 138 Center Street in Dighton. After its the last owner passed away a few years ago, the property was acquired by the Bristol County Agricultural High School, whose campus is directly across the street.
The school has no interested in the home, but does want the land the home sits on. So if someone doesn't truck the house away to a new plot of land, it will taken down in the spring of 2019.
AS OF AUGUST 19, 2018 THE HOUSE IS STILL AVAILABLE!
***NOTE: THIS HOUSE IS NEITHER FOR SALE NOR FOR RENT. NOR IS IT BEING AUCTIONED. IT IS CURRENTLY VACANT. WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY INQUIRIES, SOME FROM PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT THEY CAN JUST ACQUIRE THE HOUSE WITHOUT EVEN ASKING HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO MOVE IT TO THEIR PROPERTY. THE HOUSE IS FREE, AND IT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN PAY FOR THE MOVING EXPENSES.
***ESTIMATED COST TO MOVE THE HOUSE: AROUND $100,000. THIS INCLUDES DISMANTLING THE HOUSE PIECE BY PIECE AND REASSEMBLING IT AT THE NEW LOCATION. COST MAY INCREASE DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE. THERE WILL BE SEPARATE COST FOR RENOVATING IT AND REINSTALLING UTILITIES.
Rafa Delfin, co-founder of the Committee to Save the Nat Crane House, said they are trying to save the house from demolition. They are currently completing an application to nominate the home a "most endangered historic resource" and, if accepted, it will decrease the chance for demolition.
Serious inquiries only can be sent, in writing, to Delfin at firstname.lastname@example.org.