Here is an American single mother trying to sell her home by offering herself as a bonus! Anyone coming forward to buy up the house could marry her too.
Florida Dream Home with a Dream Princess Bride included (West Palm Beach, Florida), says her ad posted on popular internet sites eBay and Craiglist last week.
She's tried nightclubs and online dating sites, but nothing seemed to work. For that matter the real estate market is also at an all time low. So 42-year-old Deven Trabosh had a brainwave. Why not offer both her 4-bedroom home and herself together?
"Marry a Princess Lost in America
Create the Magic with this Fairy Tale Princess
Traveling Lady in immediate need of her Prince Charming, someone who wants to share & create magical moments, imaginations & fantasies for LIFE!!!
If you want to live the never ending dream and experience the real love, life and the romance you have always felt was a fairytale then this is the vibrant outstanding woman of your dreams!
To sweep this European Loving Lady off her feet send in your application right now
Gated 24 hour manned community,Lush landscaping throughout the community & a newly updated clubhouse that offers swimming pools, hot tub, 4 tennis courts, 2 racket ball courts, sand volleyball court,children's playground and a fitness center with brand new equipment,& more!..."
This is a fantastic buy, in a great location."
And so goes the sales pitch. And Trabosh doesn't seem to be embarrassed a bit over the stir she has kicked up.
Even her 14-year-old daughter frowns, while the elder one, 21-year-old seems to think her mother is only looking for love in her life.
Other have e-mailed to say she's selling herself short.
"I'm not selling myself. I'm selling love ... to meet that true love," Trabosh maintains. "Of course, it's gonna take more chemistry and connection. It's not going to be instantaneous that I'm just going to be automatically for sale. ... It's a package deal for true love."
Trabosh listed the home for $340,000 on a sell-it-yourself Web site but upped the price, adding a $500,000 shipping fee to include her companionship on eBay.
The eBay removed her ad, though she planned to change the wording and repost it. Under the site's prohibited services policy, eBay does not allow the sale of human beings, body parts or relationships, spokeswoman Catherine England said Friday.
Trabosh hasn't received any serious offers but says she's had nearly 500 responses, mostly positive, including one from Ottie of Surrey, England, who e-mailed to say, "You are offering the perfect life with the perfect American princess."
To the AP news agency correspondent she showed the picture of Claudio, a handsome Italian wine and cheese taster who she's been corresponding with since he responded to the ad. Seated on a white leather love seat in her living room, she giggles almost girlishly about him. They're hoping to meet in Miami in a few weeks.
Ideally, Trabosh hopes a European man will close the deal and says she's willing to move overseas.
"I know I'm putting myself out there. I'm sincere. I believe in true love," she said. "I want to get married again."
Trabosh isn't the first to use the Internet to hawk the unconventional. A heartbroken Australian man recently tried to sell his life online, including his house, job and friends. Others have sold body space, promising to display advertisements for the highest bidder.