In a bold and unprecedented move, Jim and Jehan Bailey, the adventurous couple who have spent the past 5years living a picturesque life aboard their charming canal barge, have decided to pass on the reins of theirfloating paradise to a lucky winner through an exclusive raffle.

Nestled among the serene waterways of France, Les Vieux Papillons has been more than just a home for Jimand Jehan; it’s been a vessel of dreams realized, a portal to a lifestyle that merges tranquility with adventure.This unique home has become synonymous with their shared passion for exploration.

“We’ve had the most incredible experiences living on LVP, navigating the canals of France, and connecting withthe rich history, people and culture of this beautiful country. Now, we want to share this extraordinary lifestylewith someone who will cherish it as much as we have,” says Jehan.

The decision to raffle off their beloved canal barge comes from a desire to offer others the chance toexperience the magic of life on the waterways. The couple envisions their home becoming a haven forsomeone seeking a change, a fresh start, or an adventure off the beaten path.

“We’ve had our fair share of unforgettable moments, from sipping wine on the deck under the stars toexploring quaint French villages along the canals. We believe that whoever wins this barge will not only gain aunique home but also a doorway to a whole new way of life,” explains Jim.

The raffle, open to participants worldwide, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire this idyllic canalbarge and embark on a journey that promises to be both enriching and enchanting. The winner will not onlygain ownership of a distinctive home on the waterways of France but will also receive support from Jim andJehan in getting acquainted with the ins and outs of the boat.

To participate in the raffle and seize the chance to make this extraordinary canal barge your own, Good Luck!.

The raffle is live and closes on 10 March, 2024. The lucky winner will be announced on 11 March, 2024 markingthe beginning of their own adventure on the tranquil waterways of France. 5% of ticket sales revenue goes to assist those in need of sight dogs.


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About Jim and Jehan

Jim and Jehan are an intrepid couple who, for the past 5 years, have called the canals of France their homealong with their two dogs Guinness and Milie. Their decision to raffle off their canal barge reflects a spirit ofadventure, a love for exploration, and a desire to share the unique lifestyle they have cultivated with others.