Koren Helbig

Koren Helbig is an Australian freelance journalist living in Spain.

Stories By Koren Helbig

Down the Worm Hole in Madrid’s Hall of Creepy Crawlers

Four times a year, a hard-nosed reptile dealer treks across Europe to piece together a living—one slithering, scaly creature at a time.

Saving an Amputee Pony Named Faith

An abandoned, abused pony seems destined for the slaughterhouse, until one couple goes above and beyond to arrange a groundbreaking treatment—and a second chance at life.

Antonio and Maria’s Happy Home Invasion

Long before “the sharing economy” took the Internet by storm, an ailing German adventurer and a benevolent Spanish couple sparked a forty-year experiment in ad-hoc hospitality.