Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He's travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert.

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  1. Danny
    October 20, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

    I live in a cave house on the very outskirts of Baza.

    Whilst it is hot in the summer months there is little humidity and the winter cold spell tends to be relatively short.

    Many of us choose to live in cave houses in this region of Spain as the interior temperature is relatively constant year round, meaning no need for the expense of air conditioning in the summer and easy to heat with a wood burning stove in the winter.

    I write about cave life and the area in general at

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