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Property experts are advising buyers to take the energy certificate that is a legal requirement of all property sales more seriously, and factor environmental issues into their considerations before buying. Often seen as a bureaucratic…

Canaries Favours Cohousing

The Canarian Government has pledged to support and invest in “co-housing” projects, in an attempt to produce social care and well-being for the elderly on the islands. Co-housing involves building properties with separate living…

Trending Positive

Spanish property prices are still rising, but the rate of increase is decreasing, according to recent figures. The figures, compiled for various industry specialists, suggest that prices rose by an average of 4.3% over 2019, although…

Burglar’s Scam

Spain’s National Police are warning property owners – especially those who live in popular tourist areas – of a new technique that is being used by burglars. The simple technique, which will be familiar to any fans of old spy…

Pets In Flats

Sharing a small space with a pet is a pleasure for many of us, but it requires planning and a few sacrifices. The ideal place for a dog or a cat to live is a large rural property with plenty of room for them to run free. Unfortunately,…

Canary Cleaners

The rise of decluttering expert Marie Kondo and YouTube cleaning star Mrs Hinch has given housework a 21st century makeover, but here on Lanzarote the climate and lifestyle means that some tidying and cleaning activities are more important…

Embrace the Abstract

Abstract “modern” art is nothing to be afraid of. It’s actually been around for millennia because it gives humans of all ages sheer pleasure and joy, and on Lanzarote, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy it and turn it into part of…

Quick Colour

Not all of us have years to spend coaxing strange and exotic plants to thrive in our perfectly-planned garden. Sometimes you just want to fill a garden space with colour and fragrance as quickly as possible, and it helps if we do it at a budget…

The Right Furniture

Wherever you are in the world, the outdoor furniture you choose depends on the climate you live in. That's why British holidays are associated with the deckchair - a light, portable, canvas and wood structure that's perfectly suited for Britain's…

Fencing for Beginners

Wrought iron balconies are one of the defining elements of Spanish colonial style. Lanzarote’s relationship with walls is ancient and mystical. The original natives of the island are believed to have walled off areas of land to bury…