If Italy is the country of your dreams, now is the time to try to snag a home there for cheap. Couple Jon and Annmarie Nurse are raffling off their fully furnished, $470,000, four-bedroom, four-bathroom Italian villa with a garden and a private pool in the Tuscan countryside, and each ticket only costs $35. And the best part of this raffle? The proceeds will be going to children’s charities.
The couple has raffled off two homes before and raised a total of over $85,000 for children’s charities.
The winner can do anything with the property, whether that means turning it into a vacation home, permanently moving in, or renting the house out.
The winnings cover all transfer taxes and legal fees, a pair of flights to Italy, as well as car rental and accommodation for two days while the ownership transfer of the Italian villa is signed.
But for the raffle to go through, there must be at least 20,000 paid entries. Otherwise, the prize will be shifted to cash winnings.
The villa is located in the Garfagnana area in the northern part of Tuscany. It’s a one-hour drive to Lucca, a two-hour drive to Florence, and the coast is just a little over an hour away.
The ground level houses the living room, kitchen, and one of the bathrooms. The kitchen has been refurbished with locally sourced chestnut wood and seats eight in its indoor and outdoor eating areas. The living room has a fireplace and double doors leading to the terrace with views of the surrounding mountains.
On the first floor, you’ll find the bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en-suites, and all have stunning views.