Homeowners strip down to sell property in New Zealand's Southern Alps

Homeowners strip down to sell property in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

Homeowners go viral by posting NUDE in an advert for their incredibly scenic two-acre property in the heart of Lord of the Rings country.

  • New Zealand couple’s remote property list hits over 20,000 views
  • The couple thought it would be fun to throw the clothes on the veranda.
  • They have to sell their property because they are moving to Queenstown for work.
  • The $292,600 house sits on two acres of land in the foothills of the Southern Alps.

A couple in the foothills of New Zealand’s Southern Alps used an unconventional method to sell their picturesque cottage.

Husband and wife Lawrence Simpson, 34, and Clarissa Turner, 29, stripped for a photo they used to advertise their frame home in the country’s South Island.

“It wasn’t some kind of marketing strategy, we just thought it would be funny, the ad had already been posted so we took a photo to have a little laugh,” Simpson told Daily Mail Australia.

Clarissa and Lawrence found daring ways to protect their body parts as they posed for a photo in front of their home on New Zealand's South Island.

Clarissa and Lawrence found daring ways to protect their body parts as they posed for a photo in front of their home on New Zealand’s South Island.

The approach seems to be working, with a listing of their properties on the Trade Me website amassing over 20,000 views.

Simpson and Turner chose smart actions to hide their photo fragments by watering a plant and reading a big book.

Their site is three kilometers from the village of Franz Josef/Waiau on two acres of farmland, and the alpine cottage is so remote that any potential owner can walk naked on it without fear of being seen.

The farm site is located north of the Franz Josef Glacier in secluded foothills and stunning scenery.

The farm site is located north of the Franz Josef Glacier in secluded foothills and stunning scenery.

The area around the property is straight out of The Lord of the Rings with mountains, lakes, the tourist attraction “Tatar Tunnels” and perhaps the most suitable Kanavan Knob, from the top of which you can see the Franz Josef Glacier.

The couple wants $292,597 for a charming cottage.

While Simpson said he is happy that so many people have viewed the listing, not all of them are serious buyers.

“It certainly attracts a bit of attention, but probably not much more than it did (before the photo) in terms of actual buyers. This is a very unique property for a certain type of people,” he said.

The property boasts an A-shaped cottage, a greenhouse and two acres of farmland.

The property boasts an A-shaped cottage, a greenhouse and two acres of farmland.

Simpson and Turner have to sell as they move to Queenstown because his job as a local glacier guide has stopped due to the pandemic.

“I worked on the glacier for about eight years, but the work dried up. Now I do a bit of maintenance and landscaping to pay the bills,” Simpson said.

Lawrence Simpson (pictured) and his wife Carissa were forced to relocate when tourism in the area ceased.

Lawrence Simpson (pictured) and his wife Carissa were forced to relocate when tourism in the area ceased.

The couple say they’re sad to see this happen, but they didn’t have much of a choice.

“I had to move to Queenstown to find another job, there was nothing here without tourism,” Simpson said.

Carissa (pictured) and Lawrence are asking $292,600 for their South Island home.

Carissa (pictured) and Lawrence are asking $292,600 for their South Island home.

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