We're written about this before, the old and new ways of Cuenca.
Right next door to very new, modern buildings, there are pockets of the traditional life. We hear the roosters and the cows. We see the wonderful orchards and rows of veggies tended by the residents. We see the candlelight in the evenings. In these adobe houses, we've never seen any electricity, no power tools, no lights except for candlelight. We're not sure if there is any plumbing.
We often wonder how these residents feel and think about the modern buildings and traffic, butting up around their land.
(There are always exceptions and trade-offs which could impact your rent or purchase costs: location, transportation options, services, etc. )
The topic of noise always comes up, too: neighbors, nearby bars/nightlife, barking dogs, car and house alarms, construction. Noise levels can change quickly. Only you can decide how much and what kind of noise you want to deal with.
Maybe you'll be more tolerant of the noise levels for the close-in location, maybe there is another trade-off that's worth the noise...
Happy house hunting!
We took many pictures during a City Tour recently and another trip to the countryside. We'll be posting more pictures later, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading. Happy Weekend!