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Nugget_Hound 29th June 2013 06:47 AM

How do you get the internet in the middle of a field :) do you get a mobile signal there , any pics of your place and valley would love to see it :)

welldoneson 29th June 2013 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Muskin (Post 1222688)
Hi joe. Where around Maella are you?

To all in maella! We are spending the kids summer hols in Spain this year, I'm ridiculously excited. Do any of you have kids?
What's the town pool like? I'm planning on spending a lot of time there so we can all learn a bit more spanish. :)

Hi Muskin,

We are about 5km out going from the Calle de Santa Barbara turn in Maella, past the water filling station along that track. We are in the process of renovating the building on the land so not sure if we will be going out again this summer as all our money is going on the build at the moment and we went out at half term for a few days.

How long have you had your place? Are you building/renovating? We have put a new roof on our little casa and the windows and door and going in this months hopefully so next time we go we plan to stay on our land. Up until now we have camped at Lake Caspe Camping. Its lovely there and the facilities are excellent.

Hopefully we can find some money to come out in the summer, if we do I will get in touch and we can meet up for a few drinks.

All the best,
Joe.

welldoneson 29th June 2013 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Nugget_Hound (Post 1222726)
Myself and a couple of friends are looking at buying some land in Maella and have been looking at the fince casa aragon site , some of the land seems so ridiculously cheap!! I would be happy with a small bit and a mobile home , especially for 3500!!!

Are you guys growing your own food , are there problems doing this , this would be my priority if I got a place over there.

Also did anyone purchase land only??

Hi Nugget_Hound,

If you plan to grow food then obviously agricultural mains water is essential, otherwise you can put in a water tank and get water delivered or fill up a bowser for free in town. They have water filling stations with large fire hose type hoses to fill up with.

The small pieces of land for 3500 do look tempting but just be aware that there are restrictions on the size of land required to legally build/place a static caravan and it is worth getting this checked out properly instead of going on hearsay. Unless of course you are not too fussed as many others just do as they please and hope not to get caught.

As for internet, we are able to get a mobile phone signal in some places on our land near the top of the valley but it a distance away from our building. I guess you could put up a mast and run a cable down or else a satellite internet connection would be possible and the price of this has come down quite a bit. Internet in Spain in generally quite a bit more expensive however and the speeds you get make anything other than checking emails etc impossible. You can purchase a laptop dongle with a fixed amount of data in the same way as you can here, but to be honest we tend to just connect to the free wi-fi available in some cafes/hotels etc.

Good luck finding yourself a place.

Joe.

Nugget_Hound 29th June 2013 08:37 AM

^^ Thanks for the info mate , it looks really nice there , one of my mates and his Mrs want to move out there, I want to be totally self sufficient , small holding some veg , maybe some chickens , a solar panel or two and a home made solar water heater for warm showers.

Nugget_Hound 29th June 2013 09:41 AM

Check out the stuff that this guy is making , pretty sick!!


welldoneson 29th June 2013 12:03 PM

Looks good...I am planning to use a lpg tankless water heater. I have found some on ebay that will run from a gravity feed low pressure hose pipe. My plan is to put a 1000litre water cube on the hill behind my building and have an underground water tank buried infront of the house with drainpipes directing rain water into it. Then a solar pump to pump water up to the cube which will gravity feed the watet heater and toilet.

Nugget_Hound 29th June 2013 02:15 PM

Yes a bit of black hose coiled up will be fine for a shower in the middle of nowhere,

Here is the solar panel I made its not great but was more about learning how to stripe the cells together , they are about .2mm thick , so very hard not to break , saving the rest of my cells til I get to Spain , I love all this eco stuff , for me its not so much about saving the planet, just having fun , aking your own electric etc being self reliant!!


Muskin 2nd July 2013 08:18 PM

Hi all.

We bought our Finca in February this year and we currently have caravans to stay in there. We hope to renovate and extend (?!) eventually, but this is a very long term project for us.
We would love to live off the land, farming, tourism, etc, but I've heard that that can be near on impossible. So for now it will just have to be the most amazing holiday place, even without water and electricity!
Speaking of which, I have been in touch with Julie from Finca Casa Aragon, and asked if she could recommend a good way to go about getting our water sorted. Well I just checked my emails and Mercedes has found our land details and has been taking to Raul about it for us. They really are lovely ladies, and I look forward to seeing them both, and dealing with them both again.

Joe. A drink sounds perfect!

Hope to meet you all soon

Liz :)

jupeter 8th July 2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by mimi855559 (Post 814634)
We have bought a finca in Maella and would love to be in touch with any ex-pats in the area, for general advice and poss sharing of resources.

Any advice would be appreciated, we are new to this,

thanks muchos

Maria

Hello, I am looking at moving out to Maella some time next year and would be greatfull on any info re the legal side of renovating a casita on a finca, we are only looking for one about 50m plus in size so not very big, I have brought in spain before so know about NIE etc, it is more about Maella I need to know can you live full time in one of the finca's like what Finca casa aragon have for sale. and also if you can renovate any builders you know, I have also found previously the ones the agent recommend are normally very expensive. Thank you in advance. Peter

welldoneson 8th July 2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jupeter (Post 1236545)

Hello, I am looking at moving out to Maella some time next year and would be greatfull on any info re the legal side of renovating a casita on a finca, we are only looking for one about 50m plus in size so not very big, I have brought in spain before so know about NIE etc, it is more about Maella I need to know can you live full time in one of the finca's like what Finca casa aragon have for sale. and also if you can renovate any builders you know, I have also found previously the ones the agent recommend are normally very expensive. Thank you in advance. Peter

Hi, we bought our finca about 18 months ago. We got planning permission using an architect in Caspe and are most of the way through renovating our casa. Send me your email and I will send you some pics of the work. Our builder has been great and I thoroughly recommend him. He is a brit who has lived in Spain for the last five years or so...he also bought thrpugh finca casa aragon and lives on his land all year round. I can introduce you if you like his work.
Regards,
Joe


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