Washington Town Sells for $360K -- Lock, Stock and Post Office


"Why buy a house when you can buy a town?" said the eBay listing for Wauconda, Wash., by its owner, 42-year-old Daphne Fletcher.

The formerly homeless Fletcher bought the four-acre town in 2007 for $180,000. With money borrowed from her mother she did numerous upgrades to the property that includes a gas station, a restaurant, a hundred-year-old house and a post office with its own zip code.

Summer is the busy season for the town, but a staff is required in the winter, too.

"It takes an adventurous spirit," Fletcher told The Seattle Times.

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