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A space for artists and writers to engage in an immersive period of creative work.

What is Espacio?

Espacio offers living and working environments that support creativity, learning, artistic growth, and cultural exploration. We invite you to give yourself the gift of space, time, and solitude to focus on your artistic goals. We welcome visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, filmmakers—anyone who is committed to a creative pursuit.


Is Espacio for you?

Espacio provides the opportunity to spend a month or more in a beautiful space designed for artistic pursuits with access to a myriad of cultural and educational activities. If you are a visual artist, writer, musician, or are passionate about any other creative work, Espacio offers you a supportive environment to focus on what you love doing.

Casa Clavel

Espacio’s initial project is Casa Clavel, a beautiful, modern house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We have renovated the interior of the house to suit the needs of our artist guests, including a 250 square foot studio with room and facilities for 2 artists. Casa Clavel also offers comfortable and well-appointed living, cooking, and eating areas, plus two patios and a covered rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the city.

Located in vibrant Colonia San Antonio

Casa Clavel is located in the vibrant San Antonio neighborhood of San Miguel, within easy walking distance to restaurants, food shops, a swimming pool and spa, and Centro, the town center of San Miguel. The traditional neighborhood of San Antonio includes many artist studios and the Instituto Allende, a visual arts school and exhibition space. San Miguel is considered one of the most beautiful and cultural cities in Mexico with a thriving arts scene and many festivals.

Amenities of a stay at Casa Clavel include:

  • 2 bedrooms, each w/private bathrooms and comfortable queen-sized beds (for up to 4 residents)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • High-speed internet
  • 250 sq foot studio with bathroom, utility sink, easels, and rooftop patio where you can paint or create outdoors if you like
  • On-site access to art supplies (for purchase)
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Airport transportation
  • House manager on call
  • Washer/dryer
  • Opportunity for private mentoring or teaching with Jerry
  • Opportunity to learn or explore with our partner artists and organizations, including:
    • Instituto Allende (an 8 minute walk from Casa Clavel) – classes in oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpting, fiber arts, life drawing, and more
    • 369 Clay Studio & Ceramic Classes (a 6 minute walk from Casa Clavel)
    • Lena Bartula Fiber Arts Studio & Classes (a 20 minute walk from Casa Clavel)
    • Art Tour San Miguel de Allende – customized tours and visits to local artist studios throughout the area
    • and many, many more

What is the rent at Casa Clavel?

The minimum rental period is 1 month, but longer rentals (up to 1 year) are welcome. Here is our pricing:

1 month - $2950/mo
2 months - $2700/mo
3 months - $2550/mo
4 or more - ask us!



*A 50% deposit is required at the time you make your reservation. 60 days before your rental date, your balance is due, along with a refundable security deposit of $250. Stays less than 1 month require full payment at the time of booking.

Who are we?

Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell are professional artists who founded [E]spacio in 2022 as an expansion of their already thriving, ongoing collaborative ventures. Since 2015 they have worked together as authors, instructors, and as the founders of Squeegee Press and Cold Wax Academy. Espacio is a further commitment to their ongoing mission of education and support for artists.