Create A Delicious Dessert, Win California Woman’s $390K Home

In the latest string of popular “create something, win huge reward” contests, a California woman is offering up her refurbished 1906 Craftsman home — valued at $390,000 — to the person who can come up with a winning dessert recipe.

The 26-year-old licensed real estate agent and lover of renovating old homes decided to do something fun to help “sell” the 2,267 square-foot home in Jackson, CA through the investment company she founded. It boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large basement.

She says that she came to the idea because the Jackson market is small and rural, and it can take a while to sell houses there.

“I figured if I was going to have to wait awhile, I wanted to do something fun to ‘sell’ the house in the mean time,” she tells the Contra Costa Times.

She adds that she started her investment company in 2014 “as a vehicle for doing historic renovations like this one.”

To win the home — which features maple flooring in the downstairs areas that was salvaged from a local roller skating rink years ago, among other interesting features — would-be winners must pay a $100 entry fee to enter their dessert recipe. Creations will then be judged by a panel of food experts, who will decide who gets to have a new home.

This contest model is proving popular this year: Ever since a Maine inn owner offered up her property for an entrance fee and an essay, we’ve seen a slew of similar contests, including a goat farm in exchange for a winning essay and a bakery looking for a new owner by way of a cupcake recipe.

Best dessert wins renovated Craftsman home [Contra Costa Times]

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