Indie news site New Matilda mostly relies on donations and crowdfunding to stay afloat, but its latest pitch is quite something: editor and owner Chris Graham has put his house on the market and promises to put "whatever the bank doesn't take (minus 50% which goes to the other half-owner) ... into funding independent media and keeping New Matilda kicking".

The Canberra stand-alone house isn't cheap -- $719,000 -- but it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and four car spaces.