FIND OUT ABOUT TREX AND THE TEAM BEHIND IT
On September 8th, 2003, myself, my husband, our two children, and our two dogs left England to start our dream life here in Spain. A month later, our three equines (one horse & two ponies) joined us in the small town of Turre, Almeria, where we now call home. With nowhere for the horses to live, they were kept in Livery for the first two years, meanwhile, we started to build their new home.
We had previously bought a large rustic plot of land, with the idea of building our own home, along with stables and kennels for our animals. Although everything didn't quite go to plan, 17 years later, this plot of land has become Trex Andalucia.
We are so lucky to have so many outdoor activities just on our doorstep and our location here in Spain provides the perfect place for horse riding and bike riding with scenery that just takes your breath away.
During the winter months, we are able to travel a short distance to Sierra Nevada for skiing and snowboarding. And during the summer months, we are located just 7 minutes from the beautiful coast where we can find assorted water sports and beautiful beaches.
Unfortunately, we hit a lot of red tape with regards to building permissions, permits & licensing and we were not able to build our dream home as we had originally planned. But with a lot of hard work - Trex Andalucia was built.
My husband and I now live in a converted part of the stable block, the best thing we could get after not being able to build our dream home. We run a Sunday club for children to help teach them to respect & care for animals and we also offer doggie care, looking after clients' dogs whilst they're away.
Today my son Jamie (13 when we moved to Spain) is now back in the UK, happily married with two children. My daughter Kirsty (10 when we moved to Spain) left when she was 21, worked in the UK for four years, met her partner, traveled for a year and they are now living back here in Spain.
Over the years, we have rescued many animals and now with the help of all you animal lovers we want to rescue even more. There are so many animals out there that need our help, and we have the space and most importantly the love to give. Once in our care, they will never leave and will spend their last days with us.
Trex Andalucia has now become an animal sanctuary.
MEET THE TEAM
SAY HELLO TO THE TEAM AT TREX ANDALUCIA
Founder & Manager at Trex
Manager & Head Builder at Trex
Web Developer & Administrator at Trex
SEO Consultant & Landscaper at Trex
Gardener at Trex
Volunteer at Trex
TREX IN PHOTOGRAPHS
SOME OF THE HISTORY OF TREX ANDALUCIA IN PHOTOGRAPHS
Over 17 years ago, we bought nothing more than a plot of land in the Southern region of Spain. No buildings, no trees, and no fences. We have built stable blocks, storerooms, various outbuildings, paddocks & shelters for all of our animals.
We dug out and built a water deposit to hold our agricultural water & although it took 7 long years, we finally, got an electricity supply! The excitement of water pouring out of tap & being able to turn a light on or use an electrical tool was such an achievement. All those little things in our past UK life that were taken for granted.
To share some of our achievements and progress, here are some photographs that help capture just some of the hard work we have put into making Trex a great place for both animals and everyone who visits. Because a dream doesn't become reality without sweat, determination, and hard work.