The opportunity to be able lead a simpler life in Spain, was a key reason that led us to our cave house in rural Andalucia.
It is something that Josie and I have talked about for a number of years, however, living in the Turks and Caicos has to date limited what we have been able to achieve.
Our upcoming move to Spain should change all of this for us 🙂
Following on from cave living in Spain, it is now time to check out the rest of the Continent, as we take a look at cave living in Europe.
And the first caves to check out are those in the Loire Valley, France Continue reading
Buying firewood, was one of the jobs we had set ourselves on our recent visit. Whilst this sounds a trivial thing, it ended up signifying so much more.
This was to be our last trip to our cave house before finally becoming full-time cave dwellers in January 2017. As such, we arrived with lots of luggage (most of our remaining possessions from the last 10 years spent in the Turks and Caicos) as well as a list of things we wanted to achieve whilst we were to be in Spain. Continue reading
We love the outdoors, and are fortunate enough to have a home in the ‘Altiplano de Granada’ region of Andalucia, which is an area of real contrasts. There is a huge and mainly deserted plain in its central part, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Sagra, Castril, Baza and Orce, with some peaks surpassing 2300 meters. There are also 3 large reservoirs, El Portillo, El San Clemente and El Negratín as well as 2 Natural Parks, the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Castril.
Basically, this means that we are spoiled for options when it comes to enjoying one of our real passions – walking 🙂
And not being greedy people, we thought we would start to share some of our favourite walks with you !
Our cave living around the world series has so far seen us in Africa, Asia and Australia. Now we are finally home, as we look at cave living in Spain 🙂
Once I started research for this entry, I quickly came to appreciate the rich history that Spain has when it comes to cave living. What’s more, further discoveries are still being made !
To fully understand cave living in Spain though, we first have to travel back in time … a really, really long way back in time !
So, more of an informative blog entry this time round, about the Facebook Groups in Spain that I frequent the most (yawn … boring – I know). Hopefully thought you will find it worthwhile if you persevere !
This really follows on from my entry on the Forums in Spain that I wrote a while back. Whilst some of these groups are specific to my area of Spain, I am pretty sure that there are similar ones out there, where ever you live. Continue reading
There are many things I love about our newly adopted home of Spain and the list is growing. My favourite though has to be the Spanish market days. This is probably just as well, because in Spain everyday is market day 🙂
In our area of Andalucia, I could go to a different market each and every day. From the smallest village with a couple of stalls in a single side street, through to the principal town of Baza, where the market truly is King for the day.
What we have not as yet mentioned in any of our blogs, is that just a hop, skip and jump away are a number of beautiful and not too touristy beaches.
As we had our good friends Kes, Sarah and their daughter Charlotte staying with us, what better reason could there be for a road trip to the coast, but with so much choice, where should we go ?
I love living in a cave ! There, I’ve come out and said it, in the hope that others will come to understand why we chose a cave as our home 🙂
As with most things in life it started off quite innocently, in our case with a newspaper article on cave living in Spain.
I was initially attracted by the financial benefits of buying a cave house and the flexibility that gave us (Josie … no surprise there, and rolls her eyes !).
The next in our series on cave living around the world looks at cave living in Australia, revealing a unique underground town.
Coober Pedy is a small Australian town with a population of about 2000 people. Located in northern South Australia 846 km (526 miles) north of Adelaide, It is well-known as an underground town as well as being the opal capital of the world.