The Cave, Finca & Cortijo Forum. Andalucia..

Howdy dwellers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Howdy dwellers

Post by Markiemark on Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:53 pm

Hi Everyone, We are looking forward to coming over and have a look at a few properties in April, fancy the Zujar/Freila area
but going to have a good scout around and see what feels right. Thinking of something already constructed, but not adverse for taking on a bit of a project!!
We are early 50`s having a small company up north in County Durham, buying as a holiday home for the next couple of years
followed by 6 mth Spain 6 mth UK after that, sort of semi/early retirement but will go with the flow Very Happy
Right i`m off to have a good look around the forum, love forums, helps you find out allsorts
Cheers then
Markie

Markiemark

Posts : 9
Join date : 2016-02-17
Location : Durham, North East

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by miron on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:44 am

Welcome to the forum! Lots of useful info and advice here, and feel free to ask questions! It's a good plan to have a proper look round before making any definite decisions, but it's a great area to live in.

miron

Posts : 1076
Join date : 2010-04-07
Age : 57
Location : Los Olivos

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Markiemark on Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:50 am

miron wrote:Welcome to the forum! Lots of useful info and advice here, and feel free to ask questions! It's a good plan to have a proper look round before making any definite decisions, but it's a great area to live in.
Thanks, yeah we want to spend some time just to feel which area/ village feels right, then hopefully find a property we like.
Might be a stupid question, but i notice people saying don`t buy a cave with a road going over it, why? is it a potential damage through traffic vibration? OR water drainage issues? They are the only reasons i could think of but i welcome any response
Thanks Markie

Markiemark

Posts : 9
Join date : 2016-02-17
Location : Durham, North East

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by miron on Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:34 am

Both those things can be problems, plus you might be able to hear the traffic - depends on how thick the ground is between your ceiling and the road.
Once a surface has been tarmacced ir concreted, rain water runs off instead of soaking in gradually, and it has to run off somewhere . Lots of caves have a drainage channel above to direct water run-off away from the cave.

miron

Posts : 1076
Join date : 2010-04-07
Age : 57
Location : Los Olivos

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Markiemark on Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:51 pm

Thanks Miron, check list of what i need coming together Laughing road thing makes total sense when i think about it Rolling Eyes
looking like a south facing cave in a village for internet purposes with no roads above the cave !!

Markiemark

Posts : 9
Join date : 2016-02-17
Location : Durham, North East

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Mandi on Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:36 pm

don't buy any place without electric as rules have changed any you may not get any or if you can it can take years not months to get it.

Mandi

Posts : 370
Join date : 2012-12-10
Location : galera

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by panda on Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:05 pm

Dont buy a cave with another directly above. Drains will possibly leak . Water supplies will possibly leak or burst. Result is misery for below.
avatar
panda

Posts : 118
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : Fuente Nueva

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Markiemark on Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:04 pm

Mandi and Panda, good, valid tips taken on board, Thanks, hopefully will help us make sensible, correct decisions,
Tis all exciting stuff, can`t wait too get out there and mooch about properly

Markiemark

Posts : 9
Join date : 2016-02-17
Location : Durham, North East

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Mandi on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:07 pm

re snakes I live in a house not a cave, but on the edge of the village. I have had 1 tiny snake in the house and not sure if the cats were the culprit. that is over a 6 year period. they do come down from their winter hiding places in spring for mating, in Galera they tend to be more on the church side of the village but I have only heard of 1 or 2 in a year. They are restrictors so wont hurt you but I understand your fear. Try a lower cave then if there are any you are less likely to choose you.

Mandi

Posts : 370
Join date : 2012-12-10
Location : galera

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Markiemark on Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:12 pm

Thanks Mandi, just was`not sure if it was a regular occurrence to cave dwellers or a rarity, seems like the later,
Just wont mention it to her who must be obeyed Very Happy

Markiemark

Posts : 9
Join date : 2016-02-17
Location : Durham, North East

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Mandi on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:17 pm

Good luck, come to Galera and have a look see what you think. We are very friendly here.

Mandi

Posts : 370
Join date : 2012-12-10
Location : galera

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy dwellers

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Spanish Recipes