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I understand that insulation is poor and some (most?) houses don't have central heating, so...how do you do it?

Also, maybe we can use this thread to share tips?

Does anyone use snuggies?

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What are 'snuggies'?

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http://www.snuggieblanketfortwo.com/...he-snuggie.jpg

These bad boys. For some reason I imagine lots of British and Germans in Spain with them on going about their daily lives. In winter, of course.

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We used a variety of electric and portable gas heaters, but no one should be fooled into thinking that Spanish winters are mild. It may not go below freezing often, but it does get very cold, wet and windy and the houses arent designed to keep warm - all those tiles, poor insulation, drafts and damp are meant for the hot summers

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As far as tiles go, I hope to bring some persian carpets when I go over.

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As far as tiles go, I hope to bring some persian carpets when I go over.
yes, lots of rugs help! A friend of mine sticks a hot water bottle under her jumper! I used to sit outside on a sunny day to warm up
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yes, lots of rugs help! A friend of mine sticks a hot water bottle under her jumper! I used to sit outside on a sunny day to warm up
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Jo, you struck a cord with me. I also go outside of my house to warm up in the winter, how very odd !!

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>>How do you handle the Spanish winter?<<

Move to the Canaries!


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>>How do you handle the Spanish winter?<<

Move to the Canaries!

No thanks, I love my home exactly where it is.

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Yes we use snuggies nothing better in winter than sitting in front of the fire with a snuggie a glass of something and watching the TV !

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