Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - 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, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order. More about Elle - HERE | Got a news story to share? Click HERE | Want to write for Spain Buddy? Click HERE | Interested in our low cost advertising? Click HERE


  1. Miguel
    April 16, 2016 @ 11:51 am

    We are in Ireland and we thinking going to Lanzarote, im Portuguese and my partner Irish, got 2 kids one is 6 and girl is 2, i am lorry driver and she is cake decorating and she speaks portuguese/ spanish, i been to Lanzarote few times, and i from Algarve, very similar, we thinking of 15000€ to take, pay 6 months rent because we have no history in the country, get small car, should be enough? Thanks

  2. Elle Draper
    April 16, 2016 @ 11:54 am

    Hi Miguel. Yes it should be enough. However, we recommend that you speak to an expert in Lanzarote to find out how much money you need in your bank account to gain residency (the rules do change). If you’re not worried about getting residency straight away, then you should have work by then and will be able to prove an income.
    Your language skills will be a massive benefit to you!
    Good luck with the move!
    E x

  3. Tristan rowland
    December 12, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    I would love to move to Spain in the future

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