Mystery Solved After Man Finds Random House in His Field

It was left by a mover after permit difficulties
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2017 10:20 AM CDT
Updated Nov 5, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Mystery Solved After Man Finds Random House in His Field
It turns out this is not its permanent home.   (Facebook)

"If you know someone who has lost a house, let me know," a Canadian man wrote on Facebook this week after stumbling upon a complete house in the middle of his property. His plea worked. Patrick Maze tells the CBC he was driving past a section of his property near Pilot Butte, Sask., on Oct. 26 when he noticed—it was hard not to notice—a gray dwelling on a trailer parked in the middle of a field Maze rents to a local farmer. "I assumed that it was just to be left overnight and they would come back right away," he says. But when the house remained days later, Maze turned to Facebook for help in tracking down its owner. "That's my house," Brenda Robertson responded after his post, which included several photos, was shared nearly 300 times, per Metro.

Robertson, who lives roughly 30 miles from Pilot Butte in Lumsden, went on to explain there had been issues in the delivery of her new house from neighboring Manitoba. Though the home had reached Saskatchewan, Robertson was told it had to be taken back across province lines in order to have permits reissued—"so it's quite a surprise to see my house on your land," she wrote. Robertson says she has since learned the house mover was instructed to leave the house behind and tried but failed to contact Maze and his neighbors. Maze now says the home is expected to leave his property Thursday. And though he joked that he might be able to keep it "under 'finders-keepers' laws," he says its departure will bring a "happy ending." (A Canadian couple accused neighbors of copying their house.)

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