She’s been offered $26 million for her house, but 82-year-old retired schoolteacher, Ruth, has ‘no intention of leaving’.
With so many of the surrounding Castle Hill home-owners selling up, Domain reports Ruth's home has become a ‘development target.’
‘They kept coming back. You’ll never believe what they ended up offering me – $26 million,’ she said.
But the mother of six children and six grandchildren ‘told them no’, adding, ‘I don’t care if they offer me $50 million.’
Despite her children wanting her to sell, Ruth said ‘it’s irrelevant to me.’
‘Things are changing, I can see that happening, and I think I will be lonely here in a way when the neighbours move out and they pull their houses down. But money isn’t everything.’
‘Why would I leave?’ she said, ‘Where would I go? I’m very happy here. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be. This is my home.’