Forums have become part and parcel of our everyday life There are forums for almost anything you can think of and they provide a wealth of information. I have used them for digital photography tips, advise on cave diving setups, how to solve software problems, when to use specific spanish words … and everything in between.
So, when we started to look into buying a property in Andalucia in general and a cave house in particular, a google search of potential forums was one of my first ports of call.
A search revealed a number of useful forums which I have included below. This is by no means a definitive list of what is out there, just the sites I have found helpful over the months.
So what forums have I found useful ?
The Cave Living Forum. A forum that provides help, advise and chat for those living in a cave in Spain. Now, even I didn’t expect to find such a specific forum ! Becoming a member is very straightforward, I found them very welcoming and have always had helpful responses to my questions. With nearly 900 registered users I have managed to glean a wealth of information from other members posts, everything from Gestor recommendations through to where the second-hand furniture stores are in Baza. I visit the site on a daily basis to see what’s on members minds. I hope that once we move to our cave on permanent basis to become a more active contributor.
Andalucia.Com Forum. A far broader forum than the Cave Living Forum and with over 9000 registered users, this truly is a treasure trove of information. Again becoming a member is very straightforward. I haven’t posted anything on the forum myself but again it has become a daily ritual to check out what questions are being asked. There are too many topics for me to check everything out on a daily basis but I always scan through ‘Moving to Andalucia’, ‘Living in Andalucia’ and ‘You and the Law in Spain’. Again I have found out an invaluable amount of information, one of the Administrators ‘El Cid’ seems to be an absolute Wikipedia of knowledge.
Citizens Advice Bureau Spain Forum. This is the forum I visit when I have a specific legal enquiry. There is an absolute wealth of information on this site if you are trying to understand your position in matters such as health, insurance, taxes, government, employment and the like.
BritishExpats.com Forum. This isn’t a site that I have really used, as I have found that all of my queries have been more than covered by the 3 forums above. I am sure though that many people find it of use.
And so there you have it, an overview of the forums that have helped, educated and entertained me in equal amounts.
If anyone knows of other forums out there that would be of interest then please let us know.
All that is left for me say about the forums is:
So … Who are one foot in the cave ?
We (Danny and Josie) have spent the last 10 years living and working in the Caribbean. In 2015 we decided we wanted to move closer to family and friends so bought a cave house in the Granada region of Andalucia, Spain. We moved there full time in January 2017. Now we write about our experiences of cave living and how we are adapting to life in Spain.
We also have a Facebook page full of pictures, experiences and information that we have found useful along the way. If its your thing, you can also follow us on Instagram 🙂
5 words related to this blog entry …
Forum – El Foro
Information – La Información
Agent – Gestor
Thankyou – Gracias
To Help – Ayudar