Why moving to the Spanish Countryside might be a BAD idea!

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Living in Spain is the dream for many Brits who want to become Ex-Pats but knowing the pros & cons of living in the right part of Spain will get you off on the right foot and stop you getting any nasty surprises!
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@susanaescriba977 8 ай бұрын
No hablar Español, ni tener interes en aprenderlo es una mala idea, tanto si se elige ciudad, pueblo o campo. Es como ir a vivir a UK sin pretender hablar Inglés.
@S.Lanap63 8 ай бұрын
La verdad el tío se a ido a vivir a Kent sin saber nada de UK ... Igual
@susanaescriba977 8 ай бұрын
@@S.Lanap63 En UK para vivir y trabajar tienes que hablar Inglés si o si. Nadie va a UK a vivir en un guetto de Jubilados.
@S.Lanap63 7 ай бұрын
@@susanaescriba977 Puedes dominar el idioma de un país , no conocerlo y cometer errores .
@susanaescriba977 7 ай бұрын
@@S.Lanap63 Disculpa pero ¿ de que estás hablando?
@S.Lanap63 7 ай бұрын
@@susanaescriba977 Hablo de que puedes hablar bien un idioma y no conocer el país , no entiendes castellano o que ? Hablar un idioma no te asegura que conozcas bien un país .. SIMPLE
@cefirodewinter9086 8 ай бұрын
I live in the Spanish Countryside and I have literally none of those issues I guess it really depends on where you live
@quemades 6 ай бұрын
Depends more on mindset. Too many Brits are full of hubris and arrogance and when things go wrong because of their ignorance and bad attitudes they blame it on the entire Spanish society.
@bluepointglobal9566 4 ай бұрын
Where in Spain?
@ajjunior900 2 ай бұрын
same for me, this video is bullshh
@nathantorresstanevil6958 2 ай бұрын
@ertsixbarf 2 ай бұрын
@@ajjunior900 let me ques, your trying to sell a house with a bad well ? or and without legal access ? this video is all except bullshh, its very true for all places out in the country, i live now in NL but have no gas nor sewer, i lived in Canada, had only electric service and phone, i just visited friends in Croatia, they have a rain baisin for water, when you want to buy out in the country, CHECK, and all of this things, a new septic tank with drainfield is a must, required by law, water, some places have to buy it, and that is expensive, even worse is, if your place dont have legal road acces
@louaceveu1925 Жыл бұрын
You get what you pay for. You know very well what you get yourself into when you get into the properties. Many foreigners in Spain have built houses in land that it is not buildable, others did extensions without any permits with foreign contractors (I can tell you some stories), Many British and Northern Europeans live in Spain without being register anywhere which puts a lot of pressure in the trash collecting services that work on registered populations. I can tell you a lot of stories. I do have 3 properties in rural Spain and I never had any problems (Since I know the rules) but I heard of an English family doing and extension of their house (Very close to one of my properties) with an English contractor without any permits. The roof gave in and killed all the members of the family (3) and their families in England are suing the city counsel since they couldn't get a hold of the contractor that did the extension of their house. Many people from Eastern Europe doing the same. Don't fool yourself we know who is who in Spain.
@oliverbold9724 11 ай бұрын
Spanien ist unterentwickelt und hat fast Keine kultur. Versuchen Sie NICHT spanien gut zu reden.
@susanaescriba977 8 ай бұрын
@ekesandras1481 7 ай бұрын
the difference is, Eastern Europeans still know how to build houses
@helenaville5939 7 ай бұрын
Glad you wrote this. His video title suggests why moving to the Spanish countryside might be a bad idea, but then he lists some things that tell how stupid non-Spanish people can be. He needs to change the title to "Avoid non-Spanish tradespeople in Spain unless they are registered and have references".
@John-hu9bo 7 ай бұрын
Way too many fools around. People think too often that they can do whatever they want in rural areas. They still forget that this is not rural Russia or Chile or whatever.
@leeyoung9469 6 ай бұрын
My wife and I lived in-land for 15-years. (Jaén Province). We were mid-fifties when we started out in our small village population 200 give or take. I would do it all again but…around six-years ago we realised that our property and life there might be difficult in older age. Possibly need to be close to hospitals, other medical services, shops - no shops in our village - and a choice of eating establishments. Further it can be very cold further inland with snow and ice occasionally. Quite different from life near the Med. We now live in a pretty unspoilt village/pueblo just 10 mins from a quiet Costa. Just as well we made the move as this year has been a nightmare with me spending 10-weeks in hospital and developing a serious dose of herpes zoca. Having our 24-hour Centro de Salud in the village has been a literal life-saver for me. I think, therefore, age is a determining factor in life and we all age.
@anthonyc278 10 ай бұрын
It might be a good idea to install a solar energy storage system to provide free and stable power supply.
@Hansen710 15 күн бұрын
all these problems comes from lack of upgrades making offgrid in 2024 is not that hard or expensive often living on the grid is more expensive, so it is a investement
@duran3d 8 ай бұрын
About bins and gargabe: in the old times every household waste was given some use, as fertilizer or something similar. Of course it was all organic waste, but if you are living in the countryside you may consider a way of life that implies some recycling of the garbage, at least part of it.
@YogaBlissDance 8 ай бұрын
Even where I live we compost our food waste.
@tiarianamanna973 5 ай бұрын
Absolutely. I live in the mid of nowhere (in finnish country side) and every compostable thing is composted, some paper etc things get burned etc. Basically only plastic is going to the trash, then some others like metals are collected separately and dropped into a place where the receive that kinda waste.
@midnightmc3096 5 ай бұрын
@@tiarianamanna973 I really am surprised that plastics are not recycled in Finland. Most states here in the United States, including in California where I live, plastic is recycled. Also, burning paper does not seem to be very ecologically sound, f you don’t mind me, saying so 😎
@tiarianamanna973 5 ай бұрын
@@midnightmc3096 well, since we have quite a few wood burning heating systems here, the small amount of cardboard and paper (those which are not directly used inno-dig garden) will work as something to get the fire going. Im not burning stuff like piles of books or advertisement, what have ya (since theres an option to for example not to receive ads in the mail). I live in VERY rural area, and the only trash that is collected is "throw anything here"; and people do throw there anything and everything from used household appliencies to furniture to kitchen trash. I personally recycle what is recyclable and get someone to take that stuff to a city where they collect these things. For me, its extremely minimal the amount of trash i produce. Mainly the plastic films that my cats frozen foods are packed in, since im not yet able to raise their meat myself. Hope this clarified the situation 😇 wishing you peace of mind 😌
@ertsixbarf 2 ай бұрын
@@YogaBlissDance compost ? we have dogs, cats and chickens for that, only leaves we do compost, composting will attrack rats, other wildlife, in Canada bears would love it,
@moonskyrocket 8 ай бұрын
Most of the issues you addressed have an easy solution, but you need to invest a bit more. The electric part made me chuckle. You get what you pay for. You need to contract more KWs and then the magic happens and you can plug several things at once. You got rats living in the countryside? Who would have thought? And then the water. Osmosis and a decalcifier systems.
@aok1550 Жыл бұрын
Maybe the title of this video should read something like , « Why moving out to the countryside can be a bad idea ». Clearly, this chap is from the UK, possibly the south east of England. Has he never visited the highlands and islands of Scotland or the « deep » countryside areas of other European countries? Also, did he not employ a surveyor (which is not mandatory before buying in Spain) before buying a property in the countryside of Spain. I would further suggest that he has omitted that he bought his property for next to nothing compared to UK prices, especially those in the south east of England. So, what did he expect for peanuts…….?
@patriciakelly2714 8 ай бұрын
I live 5 minutes grommet a beautiful village called Montefrio. I don’t have any of those problems thankfully. When we came 21 years ago it was difficult to get internet, but that has all changed. We upgraded our electricity and it’s good. We have refuse bins at the end of our track and as we’re passing we drop our rubbish in. We have well water and mains water, and it’s drinkable. I think. When you’re buying you do have to make sure that what you’re buying is going to work for you. Our property is a farm 🏡 house, and is only 42years old. Good advice, but as some one says, you get what you pay for. Get an independent survey and an independent solicitor and not one connected to the seller.
@Natalia-pc7fm 7 ай бұрын
I live in the countryside in Asturias (Northern Spain) and have none of these issues. We did a thorough search with criteria such as water, sewage, electrical, internet and proximity to local towns with garbage disposal and services. We don't carry heavy bins with weeks worth of waste, we keep a decent size plastic box in the back of the car where we put one or two bags of rubbish everytime we go out to shop or meet friends. No leaking, no smell. Plus we're Spanish so didn't choose somewhere just for the weather or prices of real estate without speaking the language. Do your research and bear in mind, when you leave the city, there are things that just won't be that readily available! Seems he can't make up his mind whether or not he wants to be on or off grid!
@John-hu9bo 6 ай бұрын
The winters in Asturia are harsh right?
@Natalia-pc7fm 6 ай бұрын
@@John-hu9bo No, not really. But I guess it depends where you're coming from?
@John-hu9bo 6 ай бұрын
@@Natalia-pc7fm middle of Germany
@ajjunior900 2 ай бұрын
then not harsh at all for you. It might feel colder because of the humidity, but only for a few months @@John-hu9bo
@Snowstar50 Жыл бұрын
We have to take all our rubbish to the recycling centre and we live in rural ireland. we only have a little car but it's no problem. living in the countryside is worth it, although ireland is a bit too wet. We also have no water bills to pay as we also get water from the well. Just need the better weather in the winter than ireland.
@ThePmloc 10 ай бұрын
No bad weather in Ireland, that's fake news 😂
@Hikneow 8 ай бұрын
These are actually pretty helpful advices thank you!
@erikaweber_ 8 ай бұрын
Very informative video thanks for sharing your experience!
@johnbourke_cr Жыл бұрын
Great video! Currently looking at a property up in the hills near Alhama de Granada and these are all points we're mulling over. 😀
@nflreading 10 ай бұрын
Wish u all the best buying a property.
@francefradet2116 6 ай бұрын
If 25°c at night in summer and the danger of forest fires is your bag then go ahead. We live in Comunidad Valenciana and it's bad enough. Granada will be horrendous and if you decide to let in Summer: people will not go back. Hot summers with very hot nights and fires is a major problem now in the Marina Alta. I think it's insanity to consider anywhere inland in the southern half of Spain now. The coast has a breeze at least. If we could we would move to Galicia or Asturias, but our business is here so impossible.
@yberchillix Жыл бұрын
Not that it scares off to move to Spain. But it is very essential knowledge to know beforehand. These aspects that are not even considering to be an issue in some places will be things you most definately should be aware of in other countries. So you can be prepared better, do more research considering even more things and be prepared to face the possible renewals or upgrades what would make the life more comfortable and safer. 🙂 Very good video. Appreciated for the info.
@paintlightshine918 Жыл бұрын
As I Hispanic citizen that was born in Andalusia. My family and I lost everything during the great Spanish depression, our homes, our horses, our jobs, everything. Personally I wouldn't live there ever again unless I'm financially stable. But if you really wish to? Go for it.
@marianneryder1661 8 ай бұрын
Had a good laugh listening to your video, brought back memories, especially about plumbing and electricity..... even better if you can do everything yourself and can speak Spanish.
@speedracer7022 Жыл бұрын
I'm also in Spain, I appreciate the video, cheers
@Rogergreen-fs6bg Жыл бұрын
thank you much appreciated 😃👍👍👍
@stevehall3609 Жыл бұрын
Distance to a decent supermarket is a big deal. Looks like you are near Coín from the post box part on your vid. I moved to the coast. It’s very difficult for someone living on their own in the campo. Great advice though. Well done!
@eridulife 5 ай бұрын
I don't see any of those as a problem. Living this way is a life without or with less government intervention. And that is priceless.
@eriketropolski4248 Жыл бұрын
The video is very good, thanks for the important hints. One thing I wanted to ask is: why do you have the intro music so much louder than the narrative?
@johnhickman2033 7 ай бұрын
The first thing that you need is a car. You can't deal with the rubbish, check the post or go shopping without one. What happens if you become ill, or can't drive anymore? What happens if your partner leaves you? It's too easy to become lonely and isolated, it's not for me. I live in a small rural town in France about 60kms from a major city. I feel isolated enough here and I can't imagine living in the middle of nowhere...
@Natalia-pc7fm 7 ай бұрын
Yes, if this is the case it's best to live in the city or near public transport networks. Living in the countryside is not for everyone. I chose the country because the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages at this stage in my life. In 20 years time our goal is to move closer to the larger town in our area so we can walk to the supermarket or the pharmacy.
@SerelCambio Жыл бұрын
Nice Video!! Muchas Suerte!!
@foxy7674. 3 ай бұрын
been living in north of Spain for the past 6 years,Asturias , love it,not been easy with the house issues but getting there
@jaybakshodeh118 3 ай бұрын
great sense of hummer. amazing real information
@losches1992 8 ай бұрын
Thanks for this - very useful considerations. We are looking at Campo houses in the Valencia and Alicante area :)
@trishloughman5998 8 ай бұрын
That bins set up is great. Really make people think about what they are throwing away.
@ertsixbarf 2 ай бұрын
that is, when living in the country side greatly reduced, chickens, dogs, cats and yes we had goats as well, that already reduces the amount of garbage, plus, we dont get into temptation to buy so much neither, anything like wood ? we look at it closely and then, when its not useable ? only then it goes to the stove
@desabat 9 ай бұрын
liked your points about living in the campo - subscribed 👍 looking to move to Spain in a few years and just soaking up information right now.
@hotoneinspai 8 ай бұрын
please read my comments above...Best decision we every made 22 years now
@Kozette88 Жыл бұрын
I appreciate this informative video though it doesn’t deter my dream of a living on a farm/vineyard in Spain.
@angypapa2191 Жыл бұрын
Which part of spain is that? Iam thinking of moving to Spain and living in the countryside too
@VWApachey 6 ай бұрын
First time to your channel Mate. What is a Campo ?, is it a rural old country house ?
@ull474 8 ай бұрын
Good to know, thank you.
@pedclarkemobile Жыл бұрын
3:10 "we don't drink it"... Get a second Reverse Osmosis system for the kitchen sink, maybe the wife's shower too. A decent system that will give a few hundred litres per day (indoor storage tank needed as flow rate too slow for decent shower pressure). Can get the water down to 0 PPM. Makes great tea & leaves no 'watermarks' on windows or cars when used for cleaning (saves on detergent when washing clothes too).
@olegsuv 7 ай бұрын
Thx for video, I believe water filtering is possible, but you need far more that just 2 bottles. There are solutions for houses including big sand tank (or something). Result combination is 4 elements, up to 1k EUR.
@johncowie3092 11 ай бұрын
Yes but council tax is 300 e per yr not per month
@francefradet2116 6 ай бұрын
And based on M2, and you can pay it online and check everything online. That part is great.
@MrBilljolly Ай бұрын
Hi, at the post box part of the video, was the post box at carefoure car park in Coín?
@ThreeMsTenerife 2 жыл бұрын
Brilliant video 😃 But you forgot a very very important thing: It gets f-ing FREEZING in the winter nights and there is zero isolation or heaters 😆 (unless you can afford aircon units)
@casamoreno8881 2 жыл бұрын
😂😂 it’s not too bad in Malaga 😉
@Rays_Bad_Decisions Жыл бұрын
​@@casamoreno8881 consider filtering the water after the container. Multi filter set up with charcoal filter would change your life for the better. Worst case you need a high pressure pump to push threw the filters but it's easy and common to do in the states. As far as the power maybe check out a cheap solar off grid set up and put all the lights and fridge on it, keep the rest on the grid
@EnergiA854 Жыл бұрын
how ? south spain
@ertsixbarf 2 ай бұрын
then, have a wood stove/kitchen range, move a bit closer when your cold, wear good clothes and long underware, this was and still is my world, cold and humid Netherlands, even people from Siberia says its cold here, wind, rain, damp cold, i lived in Canada, yes this is treu
@xmaniac99 Жыл бұрын
Why not consider installing decalcifier, we got one for about 400 euro. And it only needs maintenance once every two years.
@WilliamMoss6067 27 күн бұрын
You may try to separate degradable trash and dry it to eliminate the bad smell. It can be a fun project.
@user-pn8dq6vt4s 10 ай бұрын
We don’t have a bin-man and our villa is in an urbanization near the coast in Malaga. There are community dumpsters, but not in a walkable distance. Not a highlight, definitely.
@mariGentle Жыл бұрын
When you convert your property you can go solar and batteries which would help.
@francefradet2116 6 ай бұрын
Batteries are not efficient. They lose the electricity. It's better to not bother with them. If they held on to the electricity generated they would be worthwhile. But they don't. I was shocked when I found out. And it takes decades to make the investment worthwhile. I think the solution is not solar but a heat pump, especially inland where the winters can be very cold.
@jcs3330 4 ай бұрын
It was always my dream to live in spain, and ironically met my ex-partner (in the UK, who was from Caceres but had left there 20 years earlier to live in the UK). Prior to our divorce after 14 years when visiting his family etc, I found Caseres (although a historical landmark town) too quiet and a location too far from airports (Madrid 4 hours - and poor infrastructure. Fast forward to 2019 (5 years post divorce) I fulfilled my previous dream and sold up and bought a place up it the mountain overlooking Benalmadena, Malaga. Unfortunately 1 year after arriving, my boy who I had gone there with, was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia, and passed 9 weeks later in june. So in 2022 I sold up and returned to the UK due to the massive loss and unable to further adapt etc. I would say prior to my own unfortunate personal experience my boy and I loved our 'new life' there, the people, landscape, clean air and great sunsets etc. People should fulfill their dreams. But make sure you have family or an established social network around you which makes such a life change that more easier to transition into, because it isn't just the paperwork /language you need to get by.
@exeuropean 7 ай бұрын
I lived in the California countryside. Very beautiful . You will get used to the cons. It is better then living in a apartment in a city.
@SvengelskaBlondie 4 ай бұрын
The electricity problem isn't just limited to Spain, Sweden has allot of older houses on the countryside that have quite basic/old electrical systems. My granma had a drängstuga (farmhands cabin) that we used as a summer home , it was built in the late 17th century, it had quite basic electrical system. Running both our microwave and washing machine would be enough to trip the circuit breaker. Think it only went up to like 10 amps, not that much.
@tedhursh7672 3 ай бұрын
I guess it's unfair, but, as a longtime General Contractor, I would remedy the electrical problem by upgrading the source, installing new panels and rewiring the house....for the water, you seem to have a decent system but may I suggest a water softener? I would also be able to install new copper plumbing throughout. It appears you're killing 2 birds with one stone by hauling your non recyclable rubbish AND getting the mail in one trip....try doing all of these things over a period of time to diffuse the cost......eventually you'll have a modern paradise........
@WhisperingWillow-hq5re 5 ай бұрын
That's the same in Australia or rural places in larger countries with rubbish. Separate organic & cardboard from plastic. Have a biopit where things biodegrade (if you got a bit of land and naturally in a rural area you do. You will find that you will only have plastics to drop off.
@MajorKlanga 6 ай бұрын
I lived in a purpose built, fairly new flat in a Spanish city and the circuit breakers frequently tripped.
@ruiamaral7954 5 ай бұрын
I must say good to know that nothing is really too different once you do the proper search and set expectations. Everything mentioned in this video is what I deal with in the canadian countryside - bins, water (well as as well which needs upkeep and regular testing), poor electrics so heavy reliance on wood or solar for heat, and so on. Only difference is Canadian winters are horrendous. I think this sort of choice lends itself to those that prefer solitude and self-reliance AND can upkeep maintenance. Once health issues start to take hold.... then that becomes the different decision as this sort of lifestyle does require some hardiness
@justinthacker3144 8 ай бұрын
Being self reliant, making a plan, building and learning to doing things yourself is not a bad thing at all. Better than being helplessly dependant on a failing state that is going to be increasingly unable to supply ''free'' services'' in the future.
@miikeydobodobo5304 2 ай бұрын
I live in a town near Marbella and even our electrics suck hahah turn 2 hob rings on and the kettle and microwave at once the house trips
@petercarter1019 2 жыл бұрын
If you have a driveway that long surely you can park your car nearer to the house?
@casamoreno8881 2 жыл бұрын
🤣 it’s a valid point but imagine how boring that shot would have been? I don’t live there anymore however it was a painfully small turning area at the end of the drive so it was just easier to walk it. 😊
@languno 7 ай бұрын
Cheers from Málaga capital 👋🏾
@chrisstclair3954 6 ай бұрын
Good job, likeable guy.
@gregperez919 8 ай бұрын
My wife and I purchased a condo in a complex built around 2008. So it’s modern. It’s on the coast, not inland. We are American retirees living part time in Spain. Our electric, and plumbing are modern and as good as anything in the US. I suggest you do your research before buying. This gentleman gives excellent advice as well as many other sources. We are happy with our choice.
@BasicBeachCommunity1 8 ай бұрын
😎 cool
@dinmamma740 Жыл бұрын
so thats a business in itself taking on responsibilty to collect bins from the countryside, that has not yet been filled?
@goldfishfactory4416 3 ай бұрын
I used to rent a room in a country house in Portugal,all the very same problems,electricity cannot supply demands,shit water,rats,flees bugs everywhere eating everything,plus water heater boiler was working on gas what you buy from petrol stations(in a month we had 3 weeks warm water) but Place was beautiful and calm.And this trap swallows many expats when they see the whole house with land is just 20k.Well you need to re wire,we build,we water suply the whole place,basicly you should keep just the walls(red) and rest must go,than solar panels,windmill,well,clean new ibc 1000litre's to keep water there and clean it somehow all the time to can use it.I remember many households had a 10.000litre silo in garden and once a year firefighter truck comes and fill it up with fresh water.If you are used to the super-urban lifestyle than this might be a step back for you,but calm slow lifestyle can compensate you,but also you need income from somewhere,if you just buy a house there and you must go work locally,you will live your life in same flipflops for years,if you know what i mean
@Bufacabras 9 ай бұрын
Normally all over the world, when someone buys a house they have to check everything. You come from the UK to Spain to pay little and then you complain. Have checked before buying!! You can always go back to your cloudy, rainy Brexit country
@user-lx2zd5qf6q Ай бұрын
Increase your electruc capacity,get an additional water deposit etc. Campo life is great just have your eyes open when you buy a property. Get it checked so you know the potential issues to tackle. Beats England any day.
@kararkhan8720 10 ай бұрын
The rules of moving are simple. 1- no more than 1 hour of big airport 2- shopping and groceries no more than 10 minutes WALK 3- access to beach or mountains whatever you prefer within 15 minutes walk and if views are available that's GOLD 4- the city you choose must be established or thriving 5- good number of foreigners can be good and can be bad it depends on you 6- affordable, affordable, affordable city. In every aspect from housing to grocery to everything.
@No1x3N 8 ай бұрын
Yeah, and free massages everyday 😂😂
@duran3d 8 ай бұрын
Nice list. Thank you for the ideas.
@odnilniloc 8 ай бұрын
A great list! I’ve took a screenshot and put in Evernote for future reference. Thanks mate!!
@susanaescriba977 8 ай бұрын
Interesante, para tomar nota para el proximo desarrollo turístico.
@trishloughman5998 8 ай бұрын
Plus get an EU passport, which you had, before.....er....
@jackoshea7668 8 ай бұрын
Heard of a ball hitch and trailer?
@normanquednau 8 ай бұрын
How much did you pay for the house? There must be a reason for you to go there. I am from Spain... And perhaps the countryside isn´t for royalty accustomed to luxury. It is known that real estate and construction in Spain may be a little complicated, ... so what? Stay in your country if you dont like it
@the-lazy-saint 6 ай бұрын
hey guys im going to spain in the new year to do el camino de santiago, ill be there for a month after my walk i would like to donate my time to learn stone masonry. im not interested in partying i will be more interested in looking at historical sites, but i would like to honour my ancestors and labour with stones?
@samohtw1 8 ай бұрын
Sounds like a typical way of living in my home state of rural Maine. You are a spoiled city dweller? Sounds like it.
@geologist1005 5 ай бұрын
You have to do all these in many parts of California
@musashidanmcgrath 6 ай бұрын
This is more a case of: if you're buying a cheap rural house anywhere in Europe do your home work first and have the house thoroughly investigated regarding structure/waste/services supply.
@yvonnecalis8621 9 ай бұрын
Ferry good video
@grahamthebaronhesketh. 8 ай бұрын
We live in the town and they empty the bins every night. Bush fires would be my worry.
@kerryburns6041 8 ай бұрын
I didn't find the video very helpful, but it's a complicated subject to tackle. I´d say the most important things are to learn some Spanish, find an agent to guide you through the beaurocracy, and remember you´re an immigrant ! Low cloud in the Sierra Nevada today, I´ll have to give the solar some additional support.
@quemades 6 ай бұрын
I Just over 30 years ago I met the granddaughter of Robert Graves up in the Alpujarras who had bought, together with some friends from London, a charming cortijo consisting of about 4 or 5 buildings, in need of repair though there were three very sturdy stone houses, one was more of a barn, with good roofing. All under the trees with a freshwater brook running right through the property. That was the bathroom and kitchen in one. Gurgling. I slept on the roof of the large barn like construction as it was very hot that early September. Breakfast was waking up and plucking a dozen plump figs from the branches above my head and then I would go down and hope someone had made some coffee. I forget her name, wild curly red hair she had, and a donkey. The donkey was her main mode of transport. She taught English in one or two of the villages on the opposite side of the valley, on the slopes of one of the mountains, no roads, barely any paths. One morning the donkey just wouldn’t budge out of his ‘garage’ so her classes were cancelled, I suppose by telepathy because there were no telephone lines, no mobiles, and no messenger pigeons. I only stayed a couple of times preferring to spend weekends in Pitres in a proper village where you could pop out for some serrano and wine. There was even a tavern pub that played music. I lived in Granada itself which was in hindsight the best city I have ever lived in. When people say they are going to live in rural Spain I always chuckle, rural Spain means off grid completely. Like rural Romania, extremely charming but demanding. it helps being young.
@Hansen710 15 күн бұрын
i doubt its the water that taste bad. its the system to store the water that taste like crap get a direct water post for the drinking water and it will taste like a dream
@helenaczekanska3513 4 ай бұрын
Do not to believe 🙈🙈🙈 thank you share with us 🌹
@HuSiaCat Жыл бұрын
Agree. Can be brutal. Prepare for everything...
@asfsfafafafafaf3382 10 ай бұрын
Regardless of the opinionns, great guy great video!
@clairetolsma8213 2 жыл бұрын
Nando do you know if a building needs AFO certificate? Can I pm you on fb? Sorry!
@casamoreno8881 2 жыл бұрын
You're actually better off messaging Jo or better still talk to Carmen at Property Directors or Gervais at Blue Sky. They will have the solid facts for you
@kirstycable7836 11 ай бұрын
On the plus side council tax is very low
@paulhevan322 5 ай бұрын
Water is the big issue. Well water is not free you have to pay for repairs and upkeep.
@richiandino8187 9 ай бұрын
But what if i wanna farm?
@estebancorral5151 8 ай бұрын
Water would be your main problem.
@stephaniedriscoll4067 Жыл бұрын
But at least no cars going past your home
@TeresaCook-de6jo Ай бұрын
Any older house in any country including the US can have these problems:)
@d.p.2680 8 ай бұрын
My number one is, if your house burns, which can easily happen in the country side, you're not allowed to rebuild it, because the country side are protected, and the fire fighters don't want to deal with people in wild fires.
@keithskimming5956 Жыл бұрын
Did you grow up in a city
@uberglamazon 9 ай бұрын
I knew exactly what this video would be...WHINGING about how its not the same as home.
@davidmatthews3093 8 ай бұрын
I thought it was home.
@analarson2920 5 ай бұрын
For stinky bins use a trailer or pickup.
@hotoneinspai 8 ай бұрын
Hi..I'm sure your experience's of countryside living are topical for some BUT not General !! I've lived in the Country in Spain for 22 years! While I too have "Well Water" which is great for watering the garden... I've got no filters & It doesn't smell... BUT It is Garden Water... Now ...I've got Good mains water installed prior to this we had our drinking water delivered and poured into a Stainless Steel Holding tank...under ground with an electric pump We didn't have any issues. But mains is good!! Great Electrics, the odd trip...and we run pretty much everything...And we had those in the UK and think goodness we do. It shows the fuse box is working. Oh & "Yes" I use Toilet Paper & flush it down my toilet because... I have a "triple chamber" cesspit which by law now...Everyone Not on Mains sewerage should have one installed now in Spain! They claim for a family of four: Technically it should never need emptying...Well it hasn't been in the 6 years its been installed & not a hint of any smells! Our Bin men come every day to empty our Hopper, which serves 4 properties. True, we have to "Walk" to put our refuse into the Hopper... 3 min walk! BUT its emptied every day Inc Christmas day...Amazing! Post... Like ways we go to a Corner Shop 6 min drive away...Who receives our Post and Packages..The shop is open 7 days a week & anyway we have a key to collect it...50€ a year. Never seen a rat...but my land isn't overgrown and while I have good planting...around the house I have nothing bigger than a geranium against the Villa...that's mainly in case of fire... So, nowhere for rats to live...I guess?. Its important to get a balance... Did you say your selling your house? You don't paint a great picture for potential buyers !!!!!!!!!!!!!
@ertsixbarf 2 ай бұрын
cold winters and or dry county ? you will not have any or few rats, here in NL we have them as big as cats, our fox terrier and the foxes do a great job so its not a problem, this rats keep themself clean ? they look in great shape, no wonder, grain and potato fields all around
@arnvidhr768 15 күн бұрын
@jblondon1327 8 ай бұрын
Not every house in the spanish countryside is like that for God's sake It just depends how much money was spent on updating it or building it In my own experience anything in the UK will always be worse, much worse. The housing stock here, most of it is at least 100 years old. Some houses they have the bathroom next to the kitchen, that was a shock. As for rats, nearly every british house in the city has them, that was another shock As for the rubbish, the brits pick up the rubbish every 2 or 3 weeks!!
@Knowledge-College Жыл бұрын
Most post are bills anyway
@ne-leeza-id2838 7 ай бұрын
I am sorry but the problem you are pointing are in everywhere in the world that is a countryside we have solutions for that we have specific days to the truck to come pick up the trash, we have to check the electrical and plumbing because most of the house are old and have to be check, we have to do groceries specific days specially big ones to full the pantry, we check the water dark water thing for problems, is the logic things we do when we live in a house not in a countryside only.
@ne-leeza-id2838 7 ай бұрын
Like you have to rename the video to beware to forgainer constructions abilities
@carmenzaldivar4393 7 ай бұрын
Not only in Spain. Costa Rica, Ecuador....Etc Etc Etc that is the price to pay for living in a more "economical country." It is part of the adventure
@garymackenzie7794 7 ай бұрын
Spanish electrics are insane 😄
@normanseagull4027 28 күн бұрын
You pays your money, you take your choice.
@romanus4879 6 ай бұрын
@casamoreno8881 2 жыл бұрын
What's your favourite thing about the Spanish Countryside?
@emmatyler217 2 жыл бұрын
Loads of room for dogs!
@Kozette88 Жыл бұрын
@Kim-J312 10 ай бұрын
Well water 💧 no matter where you live , is very disgusting to taste. I had it when I was kid in a country house in US . Always had water delived . But I couldn't imagine to drop off my own garbage . It's like this also in alot places in US . They are actually recycling ♻️ centers , and you better do it correctly or they will charge you 50$ a bag and it is under camera surveillance 😂🙄.
@midnightmc3096 7 ай бұрын
Here in California, well water doesn’t taste bad. But then again, we don’t allow fracking and have very strict environmental policies in place to prevent things from leaking into the ground water/aquifers. Further, we have three different bins that the trash collector outfit picks up - on the same day: one for refuse that goes into the landfill, the second one for green waste (food waste) and clippings from the garden, and the third for recycling of everything from paper to plastic - you name it. Food waste/green clippings are digested in a complex system that the refuse company employs, and it is turned into natural gas. Said gas powers the truck fleet that picks up all of the above cans. We have a Mediterranean climate very similar to the Spanish. Due to the Spanish colonial past, we even have a lot of Spanish style architecture 👍
@johnmudd6453 6 ай бұрын
Water in Inverness UK tastes great
@montegrifo 5 ай бұрын
All well water...now if your well is at 1600 m in the Alps, like mine happens to be, you can't complain really...
@EdwinaHorse 3 ай бұрын
I live in the campo and my well water is very nice to drink
@joelikesconverse Ай бұрын
I feel like most of these issues you have, can be solved with some brainstorming.
@cielosanonymousmadrid1520 6 ай бұрын
Can't you get bin bags.they're cheap in mercadona
@chrisclarke7828 Жыл бұрын
2 Bedroom flat 200 quid a month, my electric bill was 27 pound 56 for 32 days, l am not in the campo but in the centre of a small town with everything you need, free swimming pool, hospital, big supermarkets, no shortage of anything. Land for sale here is around 6,000 quid for a hectare plus, no taxes to pay. It is strange that Brits wanted to leave the EU because or racism and now things are not so easy.
@nflreading 10 ай бұрын
It wasn't racism, we didn't want to be told what we can and can't do, buy a euro parliament.
@odnilniloc 8 ай бұрын
Us Brits are not the sharpest tools in the box, hence brexit. I’ve never seen a country so spectacularly shoot itself in the foot like that. Now we have to live with our monumental faux pas. But that’s another topic for another day.
@davidmatthews3093 8 ай бұрын
@@nflreadingYou weren’t. You are just a fool who believed the lies. Brave of you to admit it.
@jblondon1327 8 ай бұрын
​@@nflreadingyes, it was. Don't lie to yourself
@chriswebster839 8 ай бұрын
​@@nflreadingmaybe not racism per se, but definitely xenophobia. I presume you voted to leave? If so, you're partly responsible for the mess the UK is in. Doubly so if you voted Tory. I hope you're happy with the situation we find ourselves in. Brexit was never about "taking back control", it was about funneling wealth and power from those who didn't have enough to those who already had too much, and it's succeeded spectacularly thanks to morons like yourself.
@suhaylett 2 жыл бұрын
MOVING ?????????
@casamoreno8881 2 жыл бұрын
We did but still to the Campo because we love it 😍 😂
@KnoopiE1988 11 ай бұрын
I can understand why your water tastes horrific does filters havent been changed in years
@mr.critic 11 ай бұрын
3:36 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@TheN1H1LL 6 ай бұрын
So you still live in Spain and now your telling people not to move to spain? (The Thumbnail)
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