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Successes and Setbacks (part 2)




More time has passed than intended since the first part of successes and setbacks; but now we can share what happened over the following weeks.

Whilst the 1st week was eventful and deserved an entry all of its own, thankfully things settled down as we started to find our feet in our new home ūüôā Continue reading

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Successes and Setbacks (part one)





Successes and setbacks takes a tongue in cheek look at how we have fared during our first 4 weeks in both our cave house and Spain in general.

To be honest though, we¬†still don’t know where the last 4 weeks have¬†gone. We are¬†convinced that time runs at a different pace in this part of Spain. ¬†A blink¬†of the eye and another¬†day has gone, maybe we¬†need to stop taking so many siestas ?

Anyway we digress.
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A year in the life of one foot in the cave





A year in the life of one foot in the cave takes a look at this years blog entries, along with any updates and reflections that we thought worth sharing.

Although before I start, I have to be honest and say that It seems far too soon to be doing a review of 2016. I do sometimes wonder where time goes ?

one foot in the cave, A year in the life of one foot in the cave

After all, we started discussing an eventual move to Spain back in September 2012 (whilst sitting on an agricultural terrace in Machu Picchu, Peru). Back then, we had set a goal of being in Spain by the end of 2016. We will actually be there in January 2017, but I think that in the grand scheme of things we can overlook a couple of weeks !

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A brief history of Cave living in Spain





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 ūüôā

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 !
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Why I love living in a cave





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 ūüôā

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 !).
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Cave Living in Australia





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.
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The horse that ate an iPad





No we are not on drugs (not that we will to admit anyway) , neither have we lost the plot (well maybe a little), nor has our site been hacked ! In The horse that ate an iPad we share our top 10 unusual, unexpected and unforseen experiences from our latest trip to our cave house.
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Our newly renovated cave




How time flies … fast forward 6 months and we were on our way back to Andalucia for a¬†first glimpse of our newly renovated cave.

We were both quietly reflecting on what sight would greet us when we pulled up outside¬†as we had seen no pictures and had no word on the progress of the renovations since meeting the builder back in September last year ( It’s not as bad as it sounds as he was highly recommended and a lack of communication appears to be the Spanish way).

Anyway we need not have worried. Turning the corner there were suddenly 2 very excited people in the car, the caves had been transformed (well the outside at least). The whole exterior of the cave had been patched up and repainted, even the garden had been tidied up !
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Cave Living in Asia





The second in our series on cave living around the world looks at cave living in Asia and reveals a truly amazing variety of caves dwellings.

Whilst I was not surprised that the largest continent in the World is home to the greatest number of cave dwellings, the diversity of the cave dwellings truly astounded me. Continue reading

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