Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, people all over the world have been trying to do their bit to help the Ukrainian people. But here’s one of the most innovative fundraising attempts we’ve seen so far: an auction offering people the chance to stay at some of the fanciest and most exclusive properties in the world.
The project is called ‘Home for Home’, and it’s aiming to raise £50,000 ($65,000) for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee, with donations being matched by the UK government.
On offer are 30 properties, and they range from the simply beautiful to the mind-bogglingly luxurious. At the top end of the scale are the likes of Neuendorf House, a striking and totally gorgeous minimalist villa in Majorca, Spain, and a place called New York Mews, a nineteenth-century New York townhouse.
But not all the homes are magnificent works of architectural wonder. Lake House in County Westmeath, Ireland, is simply a delightful cabin hidden in the woods, while La Bergerie near Cannes is a small and picturesque stone house in the southern French countryside.
The selection of properties has been curated by author and interiors expert Josephine Ryan, and the auction will run from April 23 to 27, with some bids starting as low as £250 ($326).
You can find out more about the auction here.
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