Meet Willie, a 3-year-old horse who lives on a 20-acre farm in western Tennessee.But Willie is a horse like no other: Now that his owners are fixing to move closer to the city, they’ve put him in charge of selling the homestead — complete with an email address so prospective buyers can reach out!Willie (left) with his mom, who’re hoping you’ll drop them a line.Before you say “neigh” to the concept, here’s the truth: Yes, Willie does have an email address (it’s firstname.lastname@example.org). And yes, his owners (the Page family) would like you to write to him!But yes, this is a delightfully silly gimmick dreamed up by their city-dwelling, graphic designer son Kevin. (After all, Willie’s hooves are too big to work a keyboard.) Kevin set up a website that displays the house and its interior, along with the farm that surrounds it, and made contacting Willie the hook.”I thought, ‘Let’s be nontraditional,'” Page told TODAY.com about the unique approach to selling the farm. “My parents do want someone to take their horse; they don’t want all of these animals when they move. No one is searching for ‘Sardis, Tennessee’ for a new home, so we came up with this idea.”Check in with Willie if you’re interested in checking out this house.Willie lives on the farm with his 30-year-old mom, Quincy, and sister, Randi. He’s got a stake in this transfer, as do a lot of the other animals who live on the property, which is selling for $99,000. That’s a pretty good deal, considering it includes a 1,140-square-foot home built in the 1940s on 20 acres with a barn, pond, dozens of fruit trees (including lots of varieties of pears) and dozens more nut trees, plus a mature grape vine and vegetable garden.Animals on the property include poultry, a donkey, chickens and pigs — and horses, of course. (The animals are optional for potential owners, though Willie has hopes he can stay.)Page got the idea to give Willie an email address after reading about how Melbourne, Australia gave its trees email addresses so people could write directly to a tree if a limb had fallen or broken.
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