Maison Salvadore

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About the building & the grounds

Salvadore is a grand, elegant old dame full of quirks. She was built from huge lumps of granite pulled out of the river that runs below, almost 250 years ago. Originally built as a Maison de Maître in 1750, she has rambling outbuildings now re-purposed as making, moving and doing spaces. The main building has 18 windows not one of which is the same size or style.

Grander than a farmhouse and more humble than a château, Salvadore can accommodate up to 18 people, across 8 rooms. There is a large communal kitchen with adjoining dining hall and the attic boasts a 80 sq meter studio that is suitable for both screenings and movement work. There is a communal courtyard which connects to the ceramics studio,  and leads to the garden and terrace with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

The renovation

The re-birth of the building and it’s grounds has been and continues to be a collective act. When the building was first acquired there was no running water, windows were broken or missing and internal walls were crumbled or collapsing. Salvadore now re-lives through the grace of local artisans, visiting artists and many generous volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us through the workaway programme, please get in touch.