ENTREVISTA: Clients Nick and Jo

ENTREVISTA: Clients Nick and Jo

“You can feel like you have a millionaire lifestyle. You can be on the beach all summer and it costs you nothing.” 

Over a quick coffee we spoke to friendly creative Londoners Nick and Jo about their new picturesque home in Barcelona and why it has been easy to swap England for a view over the Mediterranean.


 

  • Jo: “We picked up our two-year-old daughter, packed her in the back of the car and jumped on the ferry”.

A 20 minute drive North of Barcelona, you reach Cabrils. A small city next to the Mediteranean sea, Cabrils is surrounded by lush Pine and Oak forests and home to beautiful mountainside villas. From our first meeting with Nick and Jo, it was obvious that they knew exactly what their new home would look like.

  • Nick: “I drew the house I live in now. My dad was Jamaican and my earliest memory of people out on the veranda and making the most of the moments outside. One of the largest pinpoints that drew me to this new house”.

 

Jo: “We loved living in the city and wanted to make the move but didn’t know where to start.”

Nick who’s TV production company nickomeally.com often sees him high up on a glacier or deep within the jungle and Jo, a part-time Yoga teacher/ Full-time Marketing Director used Ahead’s Services to alleviate the time consuming, often exhausting process of property hunting to help them find their unique home.

  • Jo: “It is so much more in Spain to know who you are dealing with. Having relationships. Needing to put trust in people, people you don’t know. Even if you do speak the language, the terminology is difficult.”

Steven the SEO of Ahead Property first met Nick through their mutual love of cycling.

  • Nick: “Steven has always been massively helpful. A keen cyclist, we met through our hobbies.”

Ahead Property services helped Nick and Jo to sell their previous property at the right price in order to buy their new home.

  • Jo: “It is so much more in Spain to know who you are dealing with. Having relationships. Needing to put trust in people, people you don’t know. Even if you do speak the language, the terminology is difficult.”
  • Nick: “It is a massive process. As a freelance, most banks do not let you take a mortgage, it is difficult. So using Stevens’ (Steven the Founder of Ahead) services was ideal.”

Nick and Jo work remotely from Spain however appreciate the simplicity of very convenient transport connections to and from Barcelona when needs be.

  • Jo: “I’m autonomo here and it is no problem. The nature of my work means I can work remotely.”
  • Nick: “It is so easy to get back to the UK. The airport is easy. You can work between Paris and Barcelona, Berlin and Barcelona, The Netherlands and Barcelona.”
  • Jo: “We were not moving so remote that our lifestyles had to stop. We wanted something a bit similar’ish. On a whim. Not for a job. A lifestyle choice. Barcelona has the geography, the Pyrenees, the infrastructure, the family lifestyle.”
    “Compared to many places, families are welcome onto the street.”
  • Nick: – “If you have only a bit of money you can have an incredible lifestyle. Skiing all winter. I used to go to Decathlon in the UK and it was pointless. Whereas here I can buy it all.”
  • Jo: “You can feel like you have a millionaire lifestyle. You can be on the beach all summer and it costs you nothing.
    – Lets’ just enjoy life.”

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