An Australian grandmother has turned down an offer of AU$26 million (NZ$27 million) to sell her home.
Like a scene out of the classic Australian comedy, The Castle, an 82-year-old grandmother named Ruth won’t sell her house.
She was approached by developers looking to transform her 2500-square-metre corner block.
In late 2014, a block of five properties opposite Ruth’s house sold to developers for $20.5 million.
However, the grandmother of six said she had “no intention” of selling up.
“I don’t care if they offer me $50 million,” she said.
Ruth purchased the land with her late shopkeeper husband Elli 55 years ago, and designed the house herself.
She still tends to her garden, and collects eggs from her chickens on the property.
Ruth said she was happy her neighbours had done well, but Castle Hill was her home.