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Old Nov 24th 2012, 7:21 am
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............in fact ive been toying with the idea of buying a small plot of land which has a ruin, with water/electricity and putting an airstream caravan on it, just to use as a holiday home, so i wouldnt actualy be living full time in a caravan which i think is against spanish law, even on your own land, but may be ok to use so many days a year..............im not sure yet on the legalities but it wouldnt mean forking out for an expensive property..........there again a good renovated airstream can cost £30,000 plus the land....hmmm
Have you thought about one of the wooden houses that are becoming so popular.

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Old Nov 24th 2012, 7:25 am
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............in fact ive been toying with the idea of buying a small plot of land which has a ruin, with water/electricity and putting an airstream caravan on it, just to use as a holiday home, so i wouldnt actualy be living full time in a caravan which i think is against spanish law, even on your own land, but may be ok to use so many days a year..............im not sure yet on the legalities but it wouldnt mean forking out for an expensive property..........there again a good renovated airstream can cost £30,000 plus the land....hmmm
One way of avoiding the fees for a static caravan site.

Another option you may like to consider is a wooden house? These are classed as a temporary structure.

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Have you thought about one of the wooden houses that are becoming so popular.

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Too many negative factors to list, but the fact that for all they're normally much cheaper than a traditional build even most hard up Spanish tend to avoid them like the plague, should be warning enough, and if they don't know, who does ?
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Have you thought about one of the wooden houses that are becoming so popular.
In a land where wildfires are a frequent hazard and termites devour wood at an alarming rate.....I wouldn't entertain the idea of a wooden house!
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Old Nov 25th 2012, 8:27 am
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yes id though of a wooden structure but love airstream caravans, the old l960's ones, theyre American and really beautiful, very popular in england, they come in many sizes and id thought of putting a big deck around it with a canvas gazebo with table and chairs, with an old ruin the the background and maybe a few fruit/olive trees, could be the answer - providing the lands legal, ive seen land advertised by think spain and similar sites, stating "ideal for mobile home or caravan" could be a great holiday home............
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In a land where wildfires are a frequent hazard and termites devour wood at an alarming rate.....I wouldn't entertain the idea of a wooden house!
After a fire you just sweep the ashes off the concrete base and build again. Very quick and simple.
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It is better to lay a few slabs. I understand if one puts down a concrete base that can be classed as a permanent structure.
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yes id though of a wooden structure but love airstream caravans, the old l960's ones, theyre American and really beautiful, very popular in england, they come in many sizes and id thought of putting a big deck around it with a canvas gazebo with table and chairs, with an old ruin the the background and maybe a few fruit/olive trees, could be the answer - providing the lands legal, ive seen land advertised by think spain and similar sites, stating "ideal for mobile home or caravan" could be a great holiday home............
We've been watching the current series "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces", and it truly is amazing what ingenious things people can do to make the most of space not only in caravans but also beach huts, log cabins and so on. On last week's programme there was a tiny rooftop apartment in Barcelona that had a decked terrace, and a full size double bed slid out from underneath it and could just be pushed back again when not in use. People are converting one side of a caravan into a drop down wall which forms a terrace when opened up, so clever and they look great.
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After a fire you just sweep the ashes off the concrete base and build again. Very quick and simple.
......providing you haven't just been barbecued.
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I want one of these!! Then when you get bored with the view you just move it somewhere else!

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I want one of these!! Then when you get bored with the view you just move it somewhere else!

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now that's what you call a shed!

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It is better to lay a few slabs. I understand if one puts down a concrete base that can be classed as a permanent structure.
Until you connect to any services.
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Old Dec 16th 2012, 7:26 pm
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Hi all just to let you know we moved into a fully legal upside down house and are really happy I really did,t think I would end up buying a house through a TV program, we would never had found it without A Place in the Sun.

Cheers from Richard and have a very happy Xmas
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Old Dec 16th 2012, 8:19 pm
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Well done, congratulations and I hope that you have a really good Christmas and New Year in your new home.

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Old Dec 17th 2012, 12:10 am
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We've been watching the current series "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces", and it truly is amazing what ingenious things people can do to make the most of space not only in caravans but also beach huts, log cabins and so on. On last week's programme there was a tiny rooftop apartment in Barcelona that had a decked terrace, and a full size double bed slid out from underneath it and could just be pushed back again when not in use. People are converting one side of a caravan into a drop down wall which forms a terrace when opened up, so clever and they look great.
i love that program, theyve got a christmas one about to come out.........i particularly liked the airstream caravan they had to crane into this guys back garden,it was like a dream and must'v cost a bomb - today i was walking along the seafront near my house in hastings, at Winchelsea, the Petshop boys have a lovely house along the beach but then i spied an overgrown garden a few houses away where theyve just put in an old l960's Bambi airstream and someones daughters have it as their "playhouse" and have their names on the numberplate - wow! Lucky girls, even though i own my own house, on the covenant, im not allowed to keep a caravan on the driveway..........

IK thought that l970's caravan that George Clark had converted was very interesting but a bit OTT, having a bath you can wheel out but then have to cover over to sleep on the bed.............the ideas were good but i dont like the idea of spending around £30,000 or more, then having to move things around to make use of the space............
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