Ever dreamt of owning a vacation home in Italy? Well, a villa in the small village of Carapelle Calvisio could be had for just $66 if you're lucky enough.
The three bedroom mansion is valued at 250,000 euros ($282,000) and is just two hours from Rome, although it's quite far from any major international airport. There is a grapevine garden to make up for that, though, as well as views of the Italian countryside and a national park.
The catch here is you'll probably be just one of 6,000 people looking to get it as it's up for raffle. The owner, Jamie Abbot, is having a bit of trouble making a sale the conventional way so he's selling 50 euro ($66) raffle tickets instead.
“We have tried to sell the house via the usual means, using knowledgeable local and international agents, but the market has been quiet and, despite some expensive advertising, there have been no serious takers,” Abbot says on the contest's website.
“The house was even featured on the BBC’s ‘Escape to the Continent’ (season 1, episode 8), but the couple chose somewhere else in the end. As such, we’ve decided to run this competition so one lucky winner will get the keys to this gorgeous house in Italy.”
Abbot will need just under 6,000 entrants to get the house's value so he's selling exactly 6,000. Per Insider, he's already sold 3,000, which is not bad at all.
There's not just a bouse up for grabs either. The runner up will walk away with 10,000 euros ($11,300) and third place will get a hamper filled with local Italian food and wine.
Interested persons could head over to the competition's website, enter their credit card info and that's it. There's also the option of getting more than one ticket to increase the chance of coming out on top.
For $66, this doesn't seem bad at all. But keep in mind that taxes and maintenance costs, which the seller estimates are around 1,000 euros ($1,110), will come into play too.
The contest will close on September 30 and the winner will be announced shortly after.