A travel auction, Home for Home, is aiming to raise £50,000 for urgent humanitarian aid in Ukraine by auctioning stays in some beautiful private homes around Europe and the U.S.
The collection comprises 30 properties, many of which are not typically available to rent. They are available on www.32auctions.com/organizations. Opening bids starting from £500 all proceeds will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (D.E.C.), which allows the added benefit of a pound for pound donations match, an initiative of the U.K. Government.
Homes listed include Neuendorf House, a villa in the Balearic island of Mallorca that was created by architects John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin and Thyme, the innovative 31 bedroom bolthole in the heart of the British Cotswolds.
The auction, running from April 23 to 27 is the project of Josephine Ryan, an author, interiors expert and stylist. She says: ‘ I felt overwhelmed with fear, sadness, rage and compassion. I wanted to help but was unsure how so I created ‘Home for Home’ to raise money for urgent humanitarian aid’.
The lots are a deep dive into interior trends, especially heritage properties. There’s a rare opportunity to stay in one of Bath’s most interesting houses. On Duke Street and sleeping six, this unmodernised Georgian home is furnished with period furniture and paintings. It is not usually available to rent.