Typical house-warming gifts include candles or flowers – but never before has an actual house been given as a gift from an influencer.
Cleaning queen Mrs Hinch has given her Essex house away to another family – and not charged a single penny for it.
Mrs Hinch whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, 32, handed over the keys to her previous home after making a successful move to a stunning farmhouse with husband Jamie, 42, their two children Ronnie and Lennie and cocker spaniel Henry.
Mrs Hinch who is reportedly worth £1.5million, appeared to want to pay it forward by giving her house away to another family who needed it. The millionairess could easily have been quids in and made a tidy profit by either selling or renting her previous home.
Rental asking price for a property in the Maldon area of Essex is approximately £2,000 per calendar month. However her unique approach towards her previous home is also an incredibly sweet and humane one.
As reported by The Sun, Mrs Hinch gave an update on the status of her former house. She said: “We haven’t sold the house.
“We are not renting out the house, we are just handing our keys over to an incredible family to start a new chapter in their lives so they too can build a life they have also dreamed of.
“To even be in a position to do this is something I’ll never truly believe and never stop being thankful for. But personally for me, to see another family have some relief and happiness in their life that they deserved because they have been through so much is one of the most incredible feelings in the world.”
The move to her new home hasn’t been rosy. She shifted her family away from the detached house in Maldon after an alleged fallout with neighbours over extension.
Mrs Hinch was tight-lipped about the exact specifics of the alleged row, simply saying: “I won’t go into too much detail because I wouldn’t want to give any satisfaction to the cruel people involved.
“But Jamie has wanted to move for a while due to the privacy issue which came about after we had extended the house, but I was in such a mess because I didn’t want to move. I was crying to him saying this is my home, I didn’t want to lose it.
“So I promised him I could fix it, hence my weird basketball net looking trees which you may have noticed in my stories at some points. Also new panelled fencing with no holes and a crazy CCTV system. I really did my best behind-the-scenes guys but it wasn’t enough in the end.
“Jamie was right. I was putting plasters over things and from that day I felt like I lost my home and I was in a really really low place. But everything happens for a reason doesn’t it.”
The cleanfluencer lists Hinch Farm at the top of her Instagram bio, indicating the importance and significance that her new home now holds in her life.