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Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:18pm
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Location: Fuertuventura

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Hello all in sunny Fuertuventura,

We are looking to purchase a property in the north of the Island, it is basically a plot of land with a shell of a building, There is no connection to water or electricity, no doors or windows etc etc Iit was a project started in 2006 and never finished. Has anyone taken on a project like this? Are they worth doing?

Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Many Thanks 

Steve and Jess 


Posted: Sat Feb 1, 2020 9:18am

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Location: La Oliva

Joined: 17 Aug 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 1, 2020 9:18am

Hi Steve and Jess

We did exactly the same as are looking at excat ours was bare, undeveloped rural land. We purchased a 1 Acre (4044 m2) of land in La Caldereta in 2007 as we wanted to build to our specification and live away from the tourist resorts. We used the subsequent 10 years to acumulate money for the build and sort out any legal problems and paperwork - the paperwork can take time but is well worth it.  In May 2018 we sold up completly in the UK and rented here whilst the build began (much better to be here as you can make last minute changes) which was completed in July of 2019 when we moved in. It took this long as we live at the top of a hill and as such had a lot of excavation work to do. If you plot is level is goes up really quickly once you have a license to build.

We have no direct water supply and have our water delivered to fill a 15,000 litre Tank, and no direct electricity as we use solar for EVERYTHING. It is a legal requirement for the water company to provide water but you have to pay for connection to the nearest junction point. This worked out more expensive hence the decision for a tank which, with one text message is filled the next working day for 100 Eurios and last us about 4 weeks - it would last far more if we didnĀ“t have a pool. Our waste water is then managed by an operating station and reused to water the gardens. This way be get the very best value for our money. The operating station is emplied of solids once a year at a cost of 90 Euros.

We have been amazingly happy with our architect, Project manager/Builder and all the tradesmen. We made the decicion to local talent as opposed to ex-pats and have not been disapointed. EWhat they created is amazing and for the cost exceptional. 

You are very welcome to get in touch and visit when you are over see the results for youselves we can talk you through the process. If not feel free see the progress on my Facebook Page .

We can meet at the local Restaurant/Bar or at our house.

The local community is amazing and I have found a number of other Brits live in La Caldereta, all of whom act as one communiuty and are really helpsul. A special Should to Colin and Linda who are fantastic.

Just reach out via private messeging if you wish, we are happy to share our experiences with anyone wishing to make this amazing oasis of tranquility their new permanent, or holiday, home.

Best wishes and good luck

Steve & Jason

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