The New Stuff

Medieval Swedish Skeleton House Hits Market


STOCKHOLM, Sweden ~ (The Local) ~ Jet-setting millionaires and billionaires will do almost anything to make there vacation houses unique.  It’s a little small and in a cold part of the world but do you suppose that any celebrity would want a home with their very own built-in skeleton?

Lady Gaga, I’m looking your way.

A Swedish real estate company has just put an insane and one of a kind piece of property on the market.  Included in the description of the stony abode are five bedrooms, a medieval tomb and an actual human skeleton.

The town house stands in the center of the town of Visby on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.  It was constructed in 1750 on the former grounds of a Russian church.  Where the kitchen is, a presbytery used to be.  Where the cellar is, an ancient crypt used to be.  All things considered, it’s very cozy.

The 800-year-old Russian remains are visible through a glass panel in the floor.

The real estate agency’s owner, Leif Bertwig, insists that there is no reason to be disturbed by the skeleton.  According to him, “The man is resting in consecrated, sacred ground so his soul definitely rests at peace.”

The starting price for the property, including the home, the tomb and the 800-year-old skeleton in the cellar is 4.1 million kronor and some change or about 640 thousand American dollars.

So far there is no word on who is interested in the property or how high the actual price will rise.

Photo Credit: The Local

Recently Published

»

Mobile data startup Zeotap raises €12M

Zeotap, a startup that helps telecom companies sell their data to ...

»

Alchemist Accelerator closes $2.5 million to back enterprise tech startups

The Alchemist Accelerator has closed a $2.5 million fund for very ...

»

France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the ...

»

Juro gets $750k to optimize sales contract workflow

London-based startup Juro, which is applying machine learning to ...

»

Neurala closes $14M Series A to bring machine learning to the edge

Artificial intelligence is swiftly becoming a commodity thanks to ...

»

App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end ...

»

Measure raises $15 million to fly drones as a service for other companies

Measure may not be building the ultimate flying camera, or drones ...

»

Forbes owners back e-commerce startup Bringhub

Bringhub, a startup that allows online publishers to add e-commerce ...

»

France’s presidential front-runner François Fillon on French startups

Every CES, there are more and more French startups. At this point, it ...