BARGAIN: Gladstone woman Rachael Patten is willing to swap her land for a 4WD.
BARGAIN: Gladstone woman Rachael Patten is willing to swap her land for a 4WD. Rachael Patten

Gladstone woman wants to swap her land for a 4WD

GLADSTONE property owner Rachael Patten has a hot deal for one lucky buyer that seems too good to be true - she wants to swap her land for a 4WD.

She'll even take a hot rod.

But her only condition is that the vehicle must be worth $25,000 and be automatic.

The quirky ad went online last week, intriguing keen buyers with the words "block of land up for swaps".

The ad says the quarter-acre block comes with "amazing elevated views of the gold mine and township at Mt Morgan".

Ms Patten said she bought the property to build her dream home with her partner but before she had the chance her partner left her heartbroken.

"I'm dealing with one crushed dream after another," Ms Patten said.

Two men shaking handsPhoto: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Two men shaking handsPhoto: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

"I love cars so I'd be happy with that.

"I went to my solicitor and asked him if bartering was an option and he said anyone can legally swap anything of value as long as you pay stamp duties.

"I'm a little old school and like to do things the old way."

While Ms Patten is renting in Gladstone she has plans to move and start fresh.

"I had the block up for $45,000 but I just want to move on from it," she said.

"It's such a pretty spot up in the mountains and overlooks a little gold mining town. You can oversee the whole gold mine and the beautiful lake. It's a perfect bit of country that's 20 minutes from Rocky.

"My dream was to have motorbikes and cars on the block," Ms Patten said. "I'm still waiting on a serious buyer."

Find information on Facebook at Rachael Patten.



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