Wanted: Ten people to live for FREE on a ‘coastal paradise’ farm to keep lonely German multi-millionaire company
- German millionaire Karl Reipen is looking for ten people to live on his farm
- Mr Reipen bought the New Zealand farm after travelling the country in 2000
- After a decade of putting hard work into the farm he wants to share it’s beauty
German born multi millionaire Karl Reipen (pictured) is offering ten people a chance to live on his ‘paradise’ property in New Zealand
A German multi-millionaire who made his fortune in ice coffee is looking for ten people to live with him on his slice of ‘paradise’.
Karl Reipen bought the Awakino Estate, near New Plymouth in New Zealand, after falling in love with the country in 2000.
After years on the farm alone, he now wants to share its beauty with others and is looking for ten people to live with him on the property, Stuff reported.
Selling points include the opportunity to fish, kayak, go bird watching, swimming or just enjoying the natural surroundings.
‘If you’re interested to live a life with a group if interesting people it can be anew life for you,’ the classified advertisement read.
Mr Reipen is offering a ‘communal living’ lifestyle for the ten people, who have to be 70 or under, on the property (pictured) which is flanked by the Tasman Sea and the Awakino River
When Mr Reipen purchased the property he said it had been his boyhood dream to buy a farm and turn it into ‘a five star operation’.
The scenic property is flanked by the Tasman Sea and the Awakino River with an equestrian centre, 26 stables, a vineyard and a number of homes.
Its location will also afford people isolation with New Plymouth to the south and Hamilton to the north.
People between the ages of 18 and 70 are sought and even encouraged to bring their own horse if they own one.
Mr Reipen made his millions working in conjunction with major companies such as Nescafé and Coca Cola before moving to New Zealand.
The property location will also afford people isolation with New Plymouth being a 90 minute drive south and Hamilton a 90 mile drive north
He first tried to sell the property in 2016 for $8.5million after a neighbouring property sold for $6million.
But none of the interested parties were able to meet the Department of Conservation’s criteria for sale and it remained in Mr Reipen’s possession.
In 2008, Mr Reipen bought another property, the Stratford Mountain House in Taranaki, for $1million and gave it a ‘luxury makeover’.
The following year he made headlines across the world when he announced he would give the property away to charity.
Instead he sold it to the Ngāti Ruanui Holdings Trust Ltd and all the money was given away to a charity and the Karl Heinz Reipen Trust.
People between the ages of 18 and 70 are sought and even encouraged to bring their own horse if they have one