An estranged Cambodian couple whose marriage fell apart decided to split their house – literally.
Forty-year-old Meuon Rima decided to circumvent his country’s expensive divorce court system by sawing down the middle of the stilted home he shared with his ex-wife Nhang, also 40, local media reported, according to Earth Times.
Rima, who sought to divorce his wife on the grounds that she did not care for him during a recent illness, drove his half of the house to his parents’ property, while Nhang continues to reside with the couple’s two teenage children in the half-house left perched on the couple’s property.
Local newspaper Koh Santepheap featured a front-page photo of Nhang’s half-house, perfectly sawed down the middle, precariously perched on stilts, Earth Times reported.
Under Cambodian law, a couple’s assets are divided equally when a husband and wife get divorced.