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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Patrick
    September 28, 2017 @ 9:44 am

    Readers should realize this is a promo article written by a real estate agent. It’s dishonest to write that “Savvy investors are increasingly opting to put their Barcelona properties on the short-term rental market” and “According to data obtained from industry leader Airbnb – users pay an average of €100 per night for Barcelona short-term rentals” if you know that there has been a stop on new tourist licenses since a number of years already. Anyone posting ads on AirBnB without a tourist licence can get heavy fines. No mention of this in this article…


    • Elle Draper
      October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

      Hi Patrick. Yes it was indeed a guest article (as per the byline at the base… which shows who wrote it). Tranio is a portal for real estate agents.
      The AirBnB situation in Barcelona has been formalised since the article was written back in 2016 – but of course you are correct to say that people should have the correct licences before renting out their properties.
      E x


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