chapter  8
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Spain

ByManuel Valenzuela

In policy and planning circles at least, the issue of rural housing in Spain occupies a marginal position. Past neglect perhaps reflects a lack of private sector interest in the rural housing market: there are extremely few national construction industry players working on rural schemes and housebuilding in the countryside is, instead, dominated by small local promoters and developers. In some areas, even self-build adds more units to the local housing stock than formal sector constructors.