Want a free home? Sun Prairie has one for you- under one condition

Want a free home? Sun Prairie has one for you- under one condition

The city of Sun Prairie is looking for someone to take a historic home in order for the house not to be demolished.

Known as the “pumpkin farm’ or the Schneider House, the nearly 150-year-old home sits on South Thompson Road near Highway 151.

This year, the city of Sun Prairie sold the land the home sits on to a Michigan-based developer, who plans to build on it.

At first, the City Council discussed the idea of burning the home down but then decided to offer it up to anyone who could move it from its current location- free of charge.

“I would say this is a move-in ready house,” said Alderperson Steve Stocker. “If someone could pick it up, have land to move it to, a foundation to put it on and a way to move it, they can have it for free.”

Stocker said anyone who is interested should email city administrator Aaron Oppenheimer. He said applicants have until August to submit a plan before a decision is made.

“It would mean everything to keep this house in Sun Prairie,” Stocker said.

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