Matching Artists' Homes

With Creative Travellers

Whats The Story?

I set up Distance Travelled in 2010 with the aim of providing artistic homes for creative travellers. As an artist, designer and intrepid traveller myself, my starting point for facilitating happy travels for others began when I turned my large Victorian home on Telegraph Hill, London into a B&B. Hospitality soon became a passion, and I began to hand-pick homes that reflect, through style and design, the narratives and journeys of artistic owners. Staying in DistanceTravelled homes will inspire you creatively. Our aim is to build a network of connectivity for creative travellers and home owners. In close partnership, we provide a high standard of hospitality and tailor made itineraries which include a choice of ‘make-ation’ experiences.

Expand Your World

We have stayed in every home we feature and only recommend homes of local owners. Every host is as committed as we are to making your trip a highly personalised experience from end to end. Staying in inspiring homes of creative owners you will enjoy genuine hospitality of people who care. We have worked closely with our hosts to deliver interesting itineraries including courses and trips that make the most of their insider knowledge and connections.

Meet The Artists

Experience the world of our creative home owners

Lydia Konotey-Ahulu

Lydia’s Distance Travelled is a space to connect, make and share stories. The artists homes we feature and the trips we organise, serve as inspiration for creative travellers.


Interior Designer and African Art Collector, Nana Amu, is the owner of the most stylish bed and breakfast in Accra. Her art training and extensive travel inform her unique signature ascetic.

Virginia Ryan

Virginia Ryan is an Australian~Italian binational artist working in Italy and in West Africa. She has worked internationally within multiple disciplines.

Marta Carrascosa

Marta combines her work as a Cultural Consultant with her work as a designer. Her nomadic life inspires her to create objects that never fail to surprise with their mix of styles and influences.

Gemma Hannah

Owner of ‘Sage House’ – London and Berlin, Gemma Hannah encourages guests to explore life’s transitions through story telling workshops and invigorating natural skincare courses.

Sarah Hickson

Sarah Hickson – London-based photographer working in the performing arts, reportage and travel. Her images are stories from photographic assignments and projects around the world.

Africa Ghana

Upcoming Trips

A Distance Travelled Tour brings artists/makers and travellers together. Embedded in each destination is a community experience. We place a premium on working with locally owned and operated businesses and those who are as committed to a creative lifestyle as we are. Register your interest in any of the countries below and discover curated itineraries that connect you to some of the most exciting places and people on any continent.

England London

Greece Syros

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