From the Publisher
As well as being the author of this book and Going Native in Murcia, I (Debbie Jenkins) am the founder and owner of the NativeSpain.com - the publishing company responsible for these books. I'm always on the lookout for knowledgable expats to become our authors writing either about their own experiences, property or as auhors for our growing range of "Going Native" guides. Get in touch if you'd like to join the team!
About the Author
Debbie Jenkins is an entrepreneur, author and publisher and was a life-long city dweller who always longed for a place in the countryside. Her greatest excitement is in owning trees - hundreds of them! She's learning to ride a horse and to show jump, loves doing acrylic paintings and spends most of her time caring for her ever-growing cat and dog colony!
Debs Jenkins in Bando de la Huerta Gear
Her co-author and husband, Marcus Jenkins is a consultant engineer, working in the mapping field. He travelled extensively in his youth, giving him a taste for living abroad. He has a large fully equipped garage with a lathe, bench drill & milling machine and enjoys spending as much time down there as he can, usually with Randy the cat watching. He's learning to play the bass guitar, enjoys driving his boat in the med and likes target shooting.
The authors' Cave House is in the mountains near Corvera, 1 km away from a small village called La Murta, with a population (including them) of 101 people. The village is tidy and peaceful and inhabited by dedicated farmers. They serve on the village fiesta committee most years.
In June 2001 Debbie and Marcus bought a small warehouse, attached to some caves, with 6.5 acres of land. In August 2005 they moved into their new house to enjoy the Murcian lifestyle - going native in Murcia - which they now enjoy with their two rescue dogs, Dani and Fuggles, their six bin cats, Randy, Catalina, Hawkeye, BJ, Hotlips & Radar, their horse Renoir and assorted chickens.
In 2006 Debbie and Marcus bought a second house in the Murcia region in the pretty mountain village of Moratalla.
Debbie writes on travel related topics, especially about Spain, for blogs, travel and inflight magazines. Find out more about Spain at NativeSpain.com & MoratallaTownHouses.com