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by TishTash
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

Sharon, check out Rusticom website, it should give you a good idea of what is on the market around here. I have finally moved into my cave house in Fontanar and couldn't be happier with it. The temperature has started to drop overnight and I don't notice it at all. My son wanted one of the upstairs ...
by TishTash
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Taking my sky box?
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Taking my sky box?

I have a sky box which has 2tb's worth of storage, but as far as I know not only is the storage useless without a sky account the actual sky box won't work in spain. Does anyone know if I should just leave my sky box for the new owners of my house here in the UK or take it with me?
by TishTash
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

No worries Gordon, you haven't spoiled anything at all :) I'm still eagerly looking forward to being in my cave. The one I'm looking to buy has a a facade which contains the kitchen, bathroom and a small living room, plus it has a couple of bedrooms upstairs. But I'm going to sleep in one of the cav...
by TishTash
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

ooooooo lol human bones, satanic worship and poo. Now everytime I rest my head for sleep I will be thinking of all the different things my cave was used for. But you say that you don't think they were used to live in. That doesn't make sense to me. One of the things about the interior of caves is th...
by TishTash
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

Hi Wollie, I imagine that both a basement and a cave have very similar properties with regard to heat and cold retention. The only difference with your friend and cave dwellers would be that their stuff is already in the cool section ;) Probably less natural light in a basement too as even a deep ca...
by TishTash
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

To be honest, they are all pretty. I've only seen one that is rather derelict and I would steer clear of and that's Rejanos. Galera is a picture postcard of white washed cave houses though and worth a look. Check out Google Earth and have a look on street view, or Google Maps if you prefer. It will ...
by TishTash
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: mosquito
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Re: mosquito

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My Mum who lives in Spain tells me that this stuff is the best she has used.
by TishTash
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

Hi Enrique, yeah I guessed the tree shakers would be making an appearance at some point. Meh, I can put up with that. Jan or Feb isn't it? If it means that the rest of the year is lovely and quiet, I'm happy :) Apparently there is a donkey somewhere in the valley that likes waking people up with it'...
by TishTash
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

Mine is practically in the middle of nowhere with an astonishing view. In front of me is Mount Jabalcon, to the right is the Sierra Nevada and below me are fields and fields of Olive groves with silence everywhere. My closest village has two bars and a tiny supermarket. Baza is 45 mins away and will...
by TishTash
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: cave houses
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: cave houses

Hi Sharon, I'm in the process of buying a cave house about 30 mins from lake Negratin and have visited that area 4 times this year already. If you want to be close to the lake and close to civilisation then choose Baza. It is the biggest town in the area and is full of shops (Mercadona and Lidles) a...
by TishTash
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: extensions not on catastral
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: extensions not on catastral

Thank you for all your advice. After weighing in all my options I've decided to walk away. I don't want my future in my new home to be marred by this thing hanging over my head. I want to be able to move in and only worry about general maintenance and upkeep rather than the legal side and Mr Taxman....
by TishTash
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What items do you miss most?
Replies: 73
Views: 4970

Re: What items do you miss most?

I think my ultimate destination will still be Andalucia, but probably not Huelva. I much prefer Granada :)
by TishTash
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: extensions not on catastral
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: extensions not on catastral

AkoAko I did want the property, to get it all up to scratch it only needed about 2k euros spent on it. But I was already concerned when I was told today that it had an aluminium roof. Not that I know a great deal (read, nothing) about roofing but not having a standard traditional roof put me off. Th...
by TishTash
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: extensions not on catastral
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: extensions not on catastral

I might just do that Unicorn. Still moving to Spain though, probably end up renting till I find something perfect. But to have so many items that are not on the catastral is a big worry.
by TishTash
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What items do you miss most?
Replies: 73
Views: 4970

Re: What items do you miss most?

Thanks for all your opinions and suggestions :) I'm a bit surprised at how this thread turned into a "ready meal" debate though lol! If you fancy cooking, cook. If you fancy a ready meal, grab one. If you want to eat Mucky D's every single day, do so. Not up to me to judge lifestyle or cho...
by TishTash
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: extensions not on catastral
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

extensions not on catastral

I've recently made an offer on a house in Andalucia and have just been told that there are various extensions which are not listed in the Catastro, these include an extension to the house which gives it an extra bedroom and en-suite, a large storage building and the swimming pool. Any thoughts? I'm ...
by TishTash
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What items do you miss most?
Replies: 73
Views: 4970

Re: What items do you miss most?

I buy the frozen ones currently for the same reason. 50p for a pepper is just ridiculous. As for the packaging, I completely agree with you, the amount we have to shove into the recycle bins is incredible, they really ought to stop so much waste being produced at the source. I feel for you Miro, you...
by TishTash
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Garden equipment in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Garden equipment in Spain

Point noted regarding the irrigation. Thank you. I would have probably ended up using my hose pipe for watering them (till the irrigation system was set up) and wasted my water and time! Does anyone know where I can find out which fruiting trees grow well in Andalucia? I understand that apples and p...
by TishTash
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What items do you miss most?
Replies: 73
Views: 4970

Re: What items do you miss most?

Hi Miro, I'll be moving to Gibraleon, just above Huelva. I think there is a Mercadona close by but I haven't really checked out if there are other supermarkets in the area. I did a reconnaissance mission of Mercadona and can see that it has everything I would need for a weekly shop. Almost all the f...
by TishTash
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Garden equipment in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Garden equipment in Spain

Good to know, thank you Sid. I suspect that these trees have been neglected for some time and they are only young, so I doubt they will revive, but I'm always hopeful. There are spaces where trees once grew which are now empty so I imagine they have dug a few up already. They had nice neat rows of t...

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