Brothers selling houses for £2 – and how they made an NHS worker’s dream come true


Buying a house for just a few pounds sounds like a dream, especially when you can do it without a mortgage.

The odds are against it – but it’s not impossible, as lucky NHS worker Cynthia Kanyua found out.

She now owns a three bedroom flat worth £425,000.

This allowed Cynthia and her son Finley to leave the council housing they were living in after escaping an abusive relationship.

Her ticket was only £2. “I’m so excited. I’ve worked so hard to do what I can for my son. But owning property was a pipe dream,” said the occupational therapist.

The house in Whyteleafe, Surrey was given away by Daniel Twenefour and his brothers Jason and Will, who run online competitions where entrants can win a house for as little as £2.

They run Tramway Path, which organizes the competitions, and in return, the winners get incredible homes that they could never otherwise afford.

Last night they starred in a Channel 4 documentary, My £2 Dream Home, which explored the unique venture.

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Daniel (C), William (L) and Jason Twenefour (R)


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Cynthia isn’t the only lucky winner. Rachel Brown won a £415,000 three bedroom house in Mitcham, south London in 2020. The property, which was Daniel’s former home, gave the project manager the idea that it could be bigger.

The first giveaway went viral on social media, reaching the national press and receiving over 200,000 submissions.

Speaking to the Mirror, Daniel said: “I had a property that had been on the market for over 12 months.

“And then the pandemic came along and the housing market shut down and you couldn’t buy or sell real estate.

“So I figured that could take another year, which means I would have had the property on the market for two years.

“I just couldn’t afford it. It suffocated me. I had moved and I was paying two mortgages, I was still paying council tax and it was getting unbearable.

Behind the scenes during the making of the Channel 4 documentary My £2 Dream Home


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The trio has now completed five competitions


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“Then I looked for other sales methods and decided to try something. So I did it and we made it, but it was one of the most painful experiences.

“I did everything myself, sold hundreds of tickets, promoted it on social media and handled customer service.”

He was then inundated with DMs and emails from people who lost and desperate for him to hold another competition.

“I realized that maybe that’s bigger than me, maybe I can help other people. So I got my two brothers and we did it again,” Daniel added.

“People are desperately looking for another way to get into the real estate market.”

The trio gave away three apartments in Bristol city center in a competition worth a total of £550,000, which NHS worker Sade Oluwaleimu won.

The idea was, “We didn’t just want to give someone a home, we wanted to give them the financial freedom to live their dreams,” says Daniel.

He added: “It’s not just about having a roof over your head, it’s about having the income to live on so you can do what you want to do in life.

The fifth property for sale, a two bedroom apartment in Whyteleafe


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“Many of us have big dreams and ambitions. We can’t implement them because we have this survival mentality.

“The moment you get out of that survival mentality, you can step into your dreams.

“Most of us are trying to just get by, just want to make sure our bills, our overheads, get paid. We want clothes on our backs and food on our tables. Maybe go on vacation once a year.

“The winner of this competition plans to do charitable work in the future, with the income from these apartments she can do missionary work in Africa.”

In response to complaints about Ms Oluwaleimu becoming a landlady, he added: “We had to try to go out and explain what the competition is about.

“We’re not just trying to make someone a landlord, it’s more than that, we’re trying to give someone financial freedom, which is what we all strive for in life.”

The third property for sale, a two bedroom apartment in Grays, Essex,


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There has been an explosion of online property competitions, with many owners weary of the delays in the traditional property market, while many buyers have been frozen by sky-high prices.

While similar raffles have been discredited by competitors in the past, the brothers have always given away the property on offer.

Since running the first competition, the brothers have built a loyal online following for their activities, particularly among young, ethnic minority and working-class hopefuls who dream of climbing the corporate ladder

On average, attendees spend £14 on tickets, with single tickets costing £2.

So far the brothers have run five competitions, with the average price of the home won being £400,000.

The third competition was a two bedroom flat in Grays, Essex worth £290,000 and won by Prescilla Massia.

The last competition offered a two-bedroom flat in Whyteleafe worth £320,000, won by Iriesha Dee.

“It’s a blessing to change so many lives,” added Daniel.

The brothers make a special effort to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise have difficulty owning property.

They estimate that thanks to their efforts, they helped the winners save a total of £2million.

They currently hold the competition every three months – although they have plans to increase their output.

Daniel added: “We are now looking at how we can scale this to help as many people as possible – both sellers and potential homeowners.”

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