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Old 7th October 2017, 08:33 PM
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Hi everybody,

I hope someone will reply as I got a feeling that this post isn't that active anymore...

We're Daniel, Clara and baby Kai and are seriously considering of buying a finca in Maella. We're asking ourselves if there's a sense of community in and especially around Maella. We experimented living in a rented b&b in Torremanzanas (50 mins from Alicante) which we had the opportunity of renting out ourselves. Though it was in the middle of this village with very nice people, we missed a real sense of community, people helping out each other when needed. Most of the expats were rather onto themselves and weren't that open, some even very hermit-like *!* I guess there's some fear of being secluded a bit...

Also, is there a possibility to work in the neighbourhoud? In the first years we see ourselves moving back and forth to Belgium to earn and save something to invest in our property in Spain. But working in or around Maella, Caspe, ... would even be greater. I (Daniel) am a contractor specialised in ecological insulation, but would eventually like to farm. I have experience with (out-of-the-box/permaculture) gardening as well, something people are always looking for (as we've been told here in Torremanzanas).

We know the questions can be answered with: 'that all depends on...', but we're just trying to get a feel before taking that huge step!

Thanks!!!

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How are things going, now that you've been there for 5+ years?

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Hi Daniel,
apparently the properties in Maella are selling well, so there could be quite a large expat community. But I don't know how many of them really live in Maella and how many just spend their vacation there.
I still live in Germany so I can't tell you more. There are only few businesses in the town (still a lot if compared to German towns of that size) so you could apply directly or start your own business. I plan to bring my small internet business to Maella, because my Spanish isn't good enough to compete with locals.
Good luck!

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Hi, we are going to Maella in March to see if we can find us a nice finca.
Does anyone know if it is possible to keep ( sober) horses. Will there be enough to eat for them or is it possible to buy hay?
I would like to get in touch with people who do have horses in that area.

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I hear only about two couples who keep horses in Maella, so I'm pretty sure it is possible... but I think you have to buy hay for them... there will be never enough grass (for most of the time of the year ground looks like a desert :-P)
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I hear only about two couples who keep horses in Maella, so I'm pretty sure it is possible... but I think you have to buy hay for them... there will be never enough grass (for most of the time of the year ground looks like a desert :-P)
Thank you for your quick answer
Do you know how I could get in touch with these people?

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I will ask around

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Thank you very much

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Hi Daniel,
apparently the properties in Maella are selling well, so there could be quite a large expat community. But I don't know how many of them really live in Maella and how many just spend their vacation there.
I still live in Germany so I can't tell you more. There are only few businesses in the town (still a lot if compared to German towns of that size) so you could apply directly or start your own business. I plan to bring my small internet business to Maella, because my Spanish isn't good enough to compete with locals.
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Hi germandude,

Thanks for your reply! My reply is a bit late, I Just saw it now *!*

We took the step and paid an advance on a finca. Between 15-30 April we will be in Maella to conclude the buy and get a feel of the surroundings :-) The property doesn't have a roof, there's no electricity and water, so I guess it will still take a couple of years before we can live there, but the direction is set!

If you happen to be there around that time, would it be allright for you to meet up?

Warm greetings,
Daniel, Clara & Kai

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If you happen to be there around that time, would it be allright for you to meet up?
Hi Daniel,

this once very busy thread appears to be a little dried up... so my reply is also late

If you bought the finca: congratulations! I haven't regretted it one minute. Even if I still can't make full use of it, I enjoy being there. It's so nice to be on your own land in such a beautiful landscape.

At the moment I only spend the summers in Maella. I have the same problem, the masia needs a lot of work before I can spend a night in there, so I'm still sleeping in a tent. And I know how cool the nights can be in spring or fall...

This year I will be there in August so if you're there at the same time, let's meet.


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