Centuries old house in Spain
Artist in Residence studio. We live in the village of Chelva about 75 kilometers from the provincial capital Valencia. The art studio/residence is situated next to our house, in the late medieval Moorish quarter “Arrabal”. It was purchased in 2013 and in 2015 the renovation was completed. While many old details have been lovingly restored, the house has been renovated to offer all the necessary comforts:
- well-lit studio
- perfect kitchen
- excellent bathroom
- comfortable new beds
- convenient heating with pellet stoves
- WIFI connection
See the artist in residence house.
The renovation was discussed in this article.
The house has 3/4 levels.
- ground floor: bathroom
- 1 st mezzanine: reading room
- 1st floor: kitchen
- 2 nd. mezzanine: bedroom, double bed
- 3 rd.floor: Studio loft, sofa bed (double)
The house has a free wifi connection.
Recently we purchased the orchard beside the house (1000m2) and is free for use by the tenants. Soon the private terrace is ready. The orchard counts among others, two orange trees, a tangerine tree, a persimmon tree and a pomegranate tree, whose usufruct is also for the renter
1. The artist in residence house.
2. Our house.
3. The orchard.
Who are we?
Helma Vanrens en Ben Lustenhouwer.
More than 25 years ago, we moved from the Netherlands to Spain. First to Valencia and later to Chelva where we both have our studio at home.
Helma is a sculptress and Ben is a portrait painter.
See Helma´s website.
See Ben´s website.