— What was your inspiration to leave Belgium and move to Tuscany?
— Art Loft
— How did the idea for Art Loft as a holiday rental start?
We tried to keep the original soul of the place, which used to be a factory to make clay discs for skeet shooting. The local community wanted to create a small industrial area for people not working in agriculture. The place then was turned into body shop for cars and when they saw that it did not work out either, it changed into a rural environment. So it’s the only place you can find in the region with what used to be a hangar in the middle of nature.”
— Loft space
— And before you bought it, the loft was an atelier?
When we bought the loft, we moved into the apartment there and created a second apartment that’s about 240 square meters for rent as a holiday home. There’s a about 200 square meters of open space between the apartments to create a buffer so holiday guests can feel entirely private.”
— Sculpture garden and pool
— Please tell us a bit about the rooms and facilities at the loft.
There’s a complete kitchen and living room area, and a large fireplace in the middle of the room, which was made by a friend of ours. He is an Australian artist living nearby over here and he works mainly with wood. The wood is completely wrapped around an iron cylinder, it’s a great place to sit at night and drink a glass of wine.
We also have a swimming pool outside that holiday guests can use, as well as a small fishing pond, where guests can fish.”
— Container terrace