Das Blaue Pferd, or “The Blue Horse” is a reminder that a property in any form can be, and often is, an expression of one’s ideals. This is what we like about this enchanting vacation home rental in Germany, owned by Berlin-based artist Elisophie Eulenburg, restored and repurposed into a haven for rest, discovery, resourcing, and sharing.
The idea behind Das Blaue Pferd speaks towards Elisophie’s apparent philosophy of interaction and connection: to combine urban culture with the merits of the countryside, and to support an exchange between the city and its surroundings.
Sustainability is important to Elisophie, so the farmstead has been furnished with restored, repaired, or upcycled household objects found in attics and cellars. She also designed and made her own furniture on-site: whimsical pieces that combine clean cuts of wood with whittled branches, modern with rustic, and pops of paint against natural finishes.
There is a utopian feel to this venue of artistic expression and recreation. The cavernous barn is now a space for rehearsals, workshops, cinema, music, dance, or theatre. Attics have been turned into studios, and there are quiet rooms for writing.
Their artist-in-residence program has already hosted an array of talent. The comings and goings of artists at Das Blaue Pferd has enriched the cultural life of this sparsely populated lake district with exhibitions and a variety of events. Income from vacation rentals is used to promote cultural events and residences on the farm.
Das Blaue Pferd is a place to find creativity, community, and to experience somebody’s own little slice of perfect. Come here to reconnect rather than disconnect.