For a lot of people, getting on the property ladder is something of an ambition, but it's one that's very hard to achieve in many cases.

The saving for a mortgage, or indeed just having the balls to commit yourself to a mortgage, is a big step. And when you realise that partying, takeaways and any other excessive habits have to be cut down, or even stopped, you begin to question whether it's worth it.

Ideally, we want a house or apartment with no mortgage that you can buy for a couple of quid. Why isn't that a thing?

Of course estate agents would lose a lot of money, but there's one woman willing to give away her house for £2 in a competition.

Mum-of-four Kristie Searle became unwell with a long-term illness in 2010 and has done a lot to try and make ends meet with her husband for their family.

Kirstie hopes to raffle the five bedroom detached home which is located in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

Credit: Kirstie Searle

Credit: Kirstie Searle

Despite her own woes, she really wants to help out other families who are struggling.

"I had the idea a few months ago and thought it would be such a fantastic opportunity and great way for someone to get on to the housing ladder for £2 and best of all, mortgage free," Kirstie told LADbible.

"In a time when we could all do with a helping hand once in a while and have something to smile about, the lucky winner could sell the property, giving them a nice amount of money that can change lives."

Although it might not seem like a win-win situation for Kirstie, if enough people enter the competition she'll make enough money to buy another house more suited to her family.

She's also stated that if their minimum target is made, they'll make a £10,000 donation to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, Alzheimer's Society and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

Credit: Kirstie Searle

"Hopefully I will make a bit of extra money, over the price of just selling at an estate agents, to help buy a larger house for my family. We just can't afford to do it the conventional way because I can't work and I feel like I'm letting my kids down," Kirstie says.

"With house prices the way they are, the kids will be with us for quite a long time whilst they save for deposits of their own.

"If it wasn't for a growing family I couldn't imagine moving, but we don't fit in this house and with five cars outside we don't fit out there either. My competition will also do plenty of good for charity and needless to say, for the winner."

Kirstie credits her desparate search to do the best for her family for the inspiration to help another young family.

Looking for ways to try and make things better for her kids and create memories worth remembering, she came across a family in Lancashire holding a competition to win their house.

Credit: Kirstie Searle

"They too saw an opportunity to get themselves out of a sticky situation and help someone else in the process," Kirstie said.

"I thought about it for a few weeks and then one evening I realised that we had worked hard to get where we were on the property ladder. I loved my home and maybe I could use it to do something to help my family and at the same time a lucky winner."

She told LADbible: "The competition started on 1st July 2017 and will run until 1st November 2017, entries are only £2 so anyone can have a chance to change their lives, whether you live in the house, rent it out or sell it, the outcome could be life changing."

If you fancy entering the comp, do it here. All you have to do is answer one question and pay £2, may as well.

Featured Image Credit: Kirstie Searle

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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