I also believe that the idea of making property ever so smaller and lower quality to keep prices down was always a mistake. A second property is a luxury item; holiday apartments of 40sqm just shouldn’t even be in the equation.
Totally agree, we really struggled to find a property that was big enough for our needs, and IMHO we weren’t expecting a lot! It seems to me that many new homes in Spain are too small to enable the owners to lead normal lives
Of course land prices were blamed for the smaller home sizes, but the land price thing was just a crazy bubble
I’d like to see Spain introduce some minimum standards for all homes, and size & density should be top of the list