The communal atelier of 300 m2 consist of an inside and outside working area that borders together. The inside working area can be divided into separate sections with panels. A paved terrace serves as an open air working area for the bigger work. At the front are two large gates that can be slid open, in order to stay in contact with nature. The light enters through a long strip of high windows. In the winter, the atelier will be heated by a big wooden stove.
Live – and work studio
There are 2 individual apartments of 40 m2 dispersed along the finca. They are set up as a flexible working area and it only takes a short hike to get to the atelier. Artists who prefer to work in their own flat can ask for extra tables.
Next to the studio on the top floor, you can find an apartment with 2 (flexible) bedrooms, a big kitchen and an individual terrace. The apartment can be used by a single artist (1 bedroom + 1 workspace), or by a duo (2 bedrooms) that wants to work on a joint project.
Living off the grid
Living and working at the Finca also means being aware of the use of energy. We use water from the spring on our finca. Solar panels and batteries provide power. Despite the sophisticated system and the many Spanish sunshine hours, energy is not unlimited. This dream sometimes remains a challenge for everyone who is living on the Finca.
In any case the whole 25 ha of the finca (Spanish for “rural property”) is at the disposal of our artists, with its hills, the spring, the holm- and cork oaks.
The original alberca (water basin for animals), lays close to the atelier and was turned into a natural filtered pool (3x7m)
Some parts of the finca are difficult to approach, because arteventura is in the middle of nature. On the land you can find deers, wild boars and other small predators like weasels, stone martens, badgers, wild cats,… and a home. A large number of birds of prey like the griffon vulture and the eagle still live in this area.
Only 4 kilometres of arteventura lays Aracena, which is accessible via a narrow stoned road. Aracena is a small town with 7000 inhabitants, some small shops, restaurants, a supermarket and loads of bars.