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Borders teapot house causes a stir in France

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Image caption The teapot is to be dismantled and transported from Scotland to France

A house shaped like a teapot is to be dismantled and transported from Scotland to France after being sold for £10,000.

Artist Ian Hunter from Lilliesleaf in the Borders made the green two-storey building 13 years ago as a store for drying wood.

It was also used as a playhut with 28 people squeezing onto the top floor and it even boasted electricity.

An English woman in south-west France bought the teapot without viewing it.

She plans to use it as a tourist attraction and to hold parties at the tea room she runs.

The timber struts will be dismantled and numbered before being driven by road to France where it will be built up again.

Mr Hunter, 59, said: "I am really happy someone is going to enjoy it."

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Image caption The teapot house was built on two storeys and has hosted up to 28 people

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