British Couple Raffling Off Luxury Costa Brava Villa With Proceeds To UK Homeless

A British couple, Martin and Debra Else are raffling-off their self-built Costa Blanca holiday villa with the profits of the sale going to the Big Issue charity.

They’ve taken the dramatic step because they have retired to Malta as opposed to Spain.

The four-bedroomed property is in Aguas de Busot, a short drive away from the coast.

The villa is valued at nearly 1 million Euros but a winning £5 raffle ticket can secure it with the bonus of no taxes or transfer fees.

All of the profits from the sale – estimated at £50,000 will be donated to the Big Issue Foundation that helps vulnerable and homeless people in the United Kingdom.

Ex-builder Stephen, who is originally from Derbyshire, designed and constructed the luxury villa along with his son Martin over a two year period starting in 1999.

The ‘labour of love’ is set in a “majestic” 2.5 acre plot with panoramic sea views of up to 150 kilometres of the Mediterranean it offers a lovely garden area as well as plenty of space for crops, with fruit trees already in place, it is a haven for enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle that we love.

The Villa is 300 square metres in size, with a garage, swimming pool, with a separate outdoor kitchen and barbeque area along with two expansive sun terraces, BBQ area and a open air swimming pool.

Martin Else said: “My parents both recently retired and moved to join me in Malta to help me with my business. That means we have no use for our Costa Blanca family home and it is unoccupied.”

Ticket sales started on April 2nd, and according to the website that is running the draw  tickets are selling fast.

A spokesperson for the Dubai based company who are organising the draw said: “This represents a spectacular opportunity to start a new life and help a great charity at the same time.”