Meet the Owners

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Chris & Viv bought Casa de Almendras in 2013 with the intention of renovating the house. It quickly became apparent that the project was at least twice as big as had been estimated and has taken at least twice as long, finally completing in Spring 2015

We discovered the area when Viv came on a yoga holiday at Kaliyoga and fell in love with this unspoilt corner of Andalusia.  Chris, who is a commercial photographer, has a passion for landscape photography and was quickly won over.  A few months later and after many viewings we came across Casa de Almendras.

The house was in need of some serious TLC but we could see that it had the potential to be really special. The south facing plot and views were just out of this world and we could see,  if we just watered the garden, with its abundance of olive, citrus and almond trees it could be returned to its former glory.

If your interested in looking at before and after pictures we have created a slider story on our Facebook page – it’s pinned at the top of the page.

If you are are a keen photographer and/or drone pilot, next season (2018) we plan to offer specialist guided holidays where we will take you to some amazing places that we have discovered during our exploration of the Alpujarras.  If you would like some more information about this please email us at info@exploreandalucia.com or browse some landscape pictures here on Chris’s photography site – Electrical Image