A TOWNSVILLE home featured on Channel Seven's My Kitchen Rules is attracting international attention after being put on the market.
Captain David Hopgood and his wife Catherine, both 43, are selling their four-bedroom, two-bathroom Thuringowa Central property for offers around $450,000 in anticipation of a posting out of Townsville in 2014.
The house has already generated widespread interest from its exposure on a reality television show that aired internationally.
"We put an advertisement for the sale on Facebook with the headline 'This Kitchen Rules' to get some interest and ended up with messages from Europe and Asia,'' Mrs Hopgood said.
"We even had someone email us through Google translate from Russia to say they're planning a trip to Australia to see the house - which is crazy.''
Currently Capt Hopgood is away on combat training for three months but his wife has been fielding the feedback, mainly from fans sad to hear the pair are leaving the original "The Digger's Rest'' - the military-style instant restaurant set up with teammate WO2 Scott Bradshaw in the home's entertaining area overlooking the swimming pool.
It's where they served up food from the kitchen to French celebrity chef Manu Feildel, Australian television chef Pete Evans and the other series three contestants until they were eliminated after making it into the top six.
"The house was shown twice during filming and was completely taken over for 24 hours each time, with a big trailer in the yard, our bedrooms turned into production rooms and cables everywhere,'' Mrs Hopgood said.
The neighbours don't mind the media attention either - they were keen to be part of the MKR show and still drop by the Hopgoods' house to compare cooking skills.
Mr and Mrs Hopgood, who also run culinary business Cook With Love which offers cooking demonstrations, tours and classes, expect to get their posting order out of Townsville within the next 12 months.
Scott Bradbury and David Hopgood in les. Picture: Supplied.
"We will throw in a big barbecue and flatscreen television for the lucky buyers too but we are taking The Digger's Rest sign with us, it won't be sold because we need a bit of memorabilia to remind us of the wonderful time we've had here,'' she said.
"We will come back and do local events because Townsville will always be home, we've really been made to feel part of this community - we still get stopped in the street all the time to talk about food.''