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Artist’s Havens

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Finding time to keep up our creative juices while on the road can be challenging, but as any creative will tell you, it’s worth it.

We recently heard from one of our members in Spain that their beautiful Casa Del Piano (Jimena de la Frontera Spain) has been host to some famous artists. Here, the musicians Matthijs van Duijvenbode, Jeroen Overman, Bob Douwe, and JP Hoekstra wrote their Eurovision song “Slow Down”. British novelist Ray Robinson finished his fourth novel while in residence, and musicians Paul Keeling and Peter Biffen were inspired by the quaint home and surroundings.

Inspired by this beautiful Spanish home, we decided to look for other “artist havens” that our SabbaticalHomes community has to offer; here are some of our favorites, from around the world.

Paris, France

Ah, Paris. Home to many famous artists from all ages throughout history, Paris itself is an artist’s haven. This beautiful and secluded home in the heart of the city is vibrant and artistic, making it the perfect spot to be inspired for your next creative project.

Gualala, California

This secluded coastal home is the perfect place for an artist’ retreat. Whether you’re a writer or a painter or somewhere in between, peace and quiet can do wonders for your creative process. The incredible loft space overlooking the bay is the perfect place to get started (or finish!) your latest creative project.

Berlin, Germany 

This well-lit, spacious apartment is perfect for musicians and other artists alike. The large windows and high ceilings give this space an airy feel. It’s located centrally to downtown Berlin, it’s easy to reach the cities museums and cultural sights to be inspired.

Nashville, Tennessee

Well known for it’s musical history and prestige, Nashville is a pilgrimage site for any musician, no matter how seasoned. This beautiful historic home, located close to Nashville and Vanderbilt University, comes ready-stocked with a grand piano and beautiful workspace. Whether you’re a musician yourself or just appreciate a good tune, this Nashville home will immerse you in the scene.

There’s a lot more where this came from; when planning your next trip or sabbatical, make sure you make time for your creative passions. Which of these beautiful homes caught your fancy? Let us know in the comments below!

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