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This Woman Is Selling Her $1.3 Million Mansion For $20 For A Very Good Reason

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When you really think about it, paying $25 for a home that's worth more than a million dollars sounds too good to be true, right?

It kind of feels like one of those calls about winning a cruise that's worth thousands of dollars just because you happened to be the lucky person who answered the phone that day.

The difference is that those calls are definitely scams, while this dream home offer is very much real, thanks to a Canadian woman named Alla Wagner.

Wagner had been living on her massive property since 2011, but recently suffered health problems that require her to move.

She listed the home for $1.27 million dollars, but after months without progress, she came up with a better solution.

Inspired by a 2015 contest to win an inn in Maine, Wagner decided to give away her 5,000-square-foot waterfront property.

However, this isn't your typical competition. You will need $20 and a way with words in order to stand a chance at winning the Alberta, Canada mansion.

To enter the "Write a Letter, Win a House" contest, you'll need to submit an essay (max. 350 words) response to the question, "Why would moving to this lakefront dream home change your life?"

Wagner, who is in her 50s, loves her three-bedroom home and wants to make sure that whoever takes over will love it just as much and won't have to spend millions on it. Still, you will need to shell out about $600 every month to maintain the house.

"This way it will not be difficult for very creative and truly deserving people to come up with the fee," she wrote in the Facebook post announcing the contest.

500 finalists will be chosen and a panel of judges will then determine the big winner. However, there's another catch.

At the end of the three-month entry period, the total of all the entry fees must cover the cost of the house in order for the contest to continue. If Wagner is initially unable to get enough entries, the giveaway will be extended to a maximum of six months before it is canceled.

Naturally, if the house is sold before the entry period is up on April 5 or if the owner dies, the contest will be scrapped.

Wagner reminded people that the house is sitting in a small, quiet community, so those who are interested, should just admire the property through the photos instead of driving by.

Take a peek at the photos below to see what the rest of custom house looks like, which includes three full bathrooms and two half-baths, a wine cellar, and unparalleled views of the mountains.

The contest is open to everyone, so if you'd like a tiny piece of Canadian paradise then let your creative juices start flowing.

You can visit the Write A Letter, Win A House contest page on Facebook for more details about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Will you be entering this contest to win your dream home? Let us know in the comments!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.