Christchurchian auctions off the boulder that destroyed his building

An enterprising fellow in Christchurch is auctioning off the 25-tonne boulder that destroyed his building as a "landscape feature" with proceeds going to the ChCh Earthquake Relief Fund. He calls the rock "Rocky."
He is in pristine condition (just a little bit of concrete dust). Suitable for garden feature, or as in our case a magnificent addition to your living area.

Rocky will enhance your "indoor outdoor" flow considerably, especially if you load him in through the garage roof like we did.

Sorry, but we are unable to deliver Rocky but would be happy for you to pick him up and roll him away (please mind our neighbours when you do) :-)

Landscape Rocks for Sale in ChCh (Thanks, Aeon, via Submitterator!)


  1. News just out that no bodies were found in the Cathedral. Still a lot of digging to do. I think that guy should rebuild his house around Rocky.

  2. There is a house in Fountain City, Wisconsin, that had a large rock tumble down the bluff and embed itself in the building. It’s now a quirky tourist attraction, “The Rock in the House” – as distinct from The House on the Rock, elsewhere in the state.

  3. The questions to the seller on this auction are superb and prove that a sense of humour still exists after such a disaster!

  4. For the record I didn’t submit “Christchurchian” (sic).

    Rocky’s owner is the friend of a friend and he’s apparently been inundated with questions on the auction, the majority of which he’s managed to find a witty reply for. I take my hat off to him (and all long suffering Cantabrians who’ve managed to retain a sense of humour), it’s Kiwis like him that make my adopted home so great.

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