A former opera singer is raffling off his 1 million pounds Italian mansion complete with swimming pool, church and fig groves - for 2 pounds a ticket.
Father-of-three Mark Glanville, 58, bought the 17th century fortified manor house with his wife and they renovated it into a luxury holiday home with room for 27 guests.
Sitting among acres of orange, lemon, olive and fig groves and surrounded by an ancient walled garden, it has a private church, mosaic pool and courtyard.
But after a year on the market without any acceptable offers, Mr Glanville agreed to let his son Josh, 21, organize a lucky draw to give away the seven-bed home.
He is selling up to 575,000 tickets for 2 pounds each and the winner will get the keys to the home near the medieval town of Oria.
The west Londoner says: "Our family have been living the Italian mansion for over a decade and this is our way of giving as many people as possible the chance to have the amazing experience we have enjoyed."
"We didn't want to hand the property over to just any old millionaire. One of the ideas behind selling in this way is that it gives someone a chance to start a business."