The Irish truck driver who offered his four bedroom house in Galway for sale for $2 has been inundated with offers from as far away as the U.S. Australia and Nigeria.
Michael Dempsey said he had to leave work because of the flood of calls that came in after the story broke.
There are already several dozen offers on the property set in rural Galway.
“It seems to have struck a chord with people but it is too early yet to see if a deal can be struck,” Dempsey told the Irish Times.
He put the house on the market “willing to consider any offers of over €1” after failing to sell it after two years. It was worth €320,000 at the height of the boom.
“It’s a liability to me at this stage. I have to insure it, maintain it, pay €200 each year in property tax to the county council and spend other money on it and may have to consider boarding it up, which would be a shame as it is a lovely house,” said Dempsey (48), a single man who lives nearby.
He built the house to provide him with retirement income but it has become a nightmare a she has been unable to sell it.
“I promised I would consider all offers and I will look at all genuine offers,” Mr Dempsey said.
He says can be contacted by writing to him at Gatestown, Moylough, Co Galway.
The inquirers included an American couple, an Australian woman with Galway links and a Nigerian doctor.