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Old 09-22-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
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10-foot-wide shed sells for $269,100.....

........IN DUBLIN

Startling price for tiny structure highlights Ireland's real estate boom

Updated: 9:12 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2005

DUBLIN, Ireland - A former tool shed built to fill a gap in the middle of a row of Victorian houses in what was once Dublin’s poorest district has found a buyer at a startling price of $269,100 (220,000 euros).

At 10 feet wide and with a floor space of 280 square feet the building was last sold for 500 Irish pounds ($777) in the 1970s.

The red-brick house has no garden and no ground floor windows.

The realtor selling the property said on Monday a sale had been agreed but declined to comment further.

The price tag raised eyebrows even in Ireland where the cost of homes has tripled between 1997 and 2004.


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Old 09-22-2005, 03:53 AM   #2
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Yeah it's madness right enough. I thought the property boom in Dublin was finally tailing off but seemingly not!

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Old 09-22-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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that's insane

Every time I went to Ireland (all in the 90's) the economy was still doing poorly. I am thrilled that it's doing well now, I just hope it doesn't change the charm of that place forever.
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