Kurt Cobain's home could become museum
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 March 2014
Kurt Cobain's childhood home could be turned into a museum after a fan launched a campaign to raise $700,000 to buy the property
Kurt Cobain's childhood home could be turned into a museum.
Fans of the late Nirvana singer have joined a campaign to raise money to turn the property in Aberdeen, Washington into a tourist attraction.
The 'Numb' singer's mother, Wendy O'Connor, put the bungalow on the market last year for $500,000, even though it was only valued for about $67,000 and now fan
journalist Jaime Dunkle has now set up a page on website GoFundMe to try and pull in $700,000 to "[make] sure this house is memorialised by us fans so it doesn't end up in the clutches of capitalist greed".
She said she sent information about herself to Kurt's mother to prove that she wasn't a "crazed fan" and was serious about trying to raise the money.
Jaime told the Broward-Palm Beach New Times: "I used to be in the American Criminal Justice Association, so I made a long list of everything I've ever done and emailed it to the real estate agent, and she said she was forwarding it to Mrs O'Connor.
"After that, they started taking me more seriously, I think. It took weeks of phone calls and emails, but I successfully set up an appointment to see the house. I deliberately arranged it to be on what would have been Kurt Cobain's 47th birthday."
She described her first visit to the property on as a "total head spin" and was only given 15 minutes to take photographs and film inside the bungalow.
Jaime added: "The walk up the stairs into his bedroom made the hairs on my neck stand up. All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps, literally."
Wendy and Kurt's father, Donald, bought the house in 1969, when the singer was two years old.
The 27-year-old star, who shot himself and was found dead in April 1994., moved out when his parents separated when he was nine but returned for short period during his teenage years.