Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend who was badly injured in a skiing accident last year, is selling a holiday cabin he built at Trysil in eastern Norway nearly 20 years ago. The large, high-standard property located next to Trysil’s ski slopes and trails is on the market with an asking price of NOK 22 million (USD 3.3 million).
Real estate broker Petter Birkrem told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) on Saturday that Schumacher had decided to sell the property on the mountainside at Trysil before his skiing accident in the alps last December, which left him in a coma for several months. The accident halted the sale, but now Birkrem said he’s been asked to proceed with it.
The large timber cabin offers 645 square meters of living space, including guest quarters, an exercise room and spa, and a garage for as many as seven cars. Birkrem said Schumacher and his family spent several months a year in Trysil when his children were small, and the property was “the only place” where he could avoid the public glare. He also was active in the local football club, Nybergsund Idrettslag, and helped finance the club’s local sports hall.
The Schumachers hadn’t used the cabin much in recent years but refrained from renting it out. Now it’s up for sale along with two other expensive properties at Trysil, including one being sold by a Danish millionaire and another owned by the estate of the late Norwegian businessman Svein Erik Bakke. All are priced at more than NOK 20 million.