Villas in the Villas Siena, in the Spanish city of Villa Platte, are one of the fastest-growing neighbourhoods in the country.
The city’s boom has driven up rents and helped drive the value of the villas sky-high.
But the market, which once dominated the south of Spain, has been under threat.
Now the market has been left in shambles by a housing shortage and a crackdown by local authorities.
RTE’s James Cappellans has more.