A CREATIVE HUB
Growing up in the heart of bohemian Ibiza inspired Tavis and Nora Buschman to develop a home of their own to welcome and encourage creativity and freedom of expression.
Tavis and Nora Buschman first crossed paths as teenagers in Ibiza – Tavis a born (to American and British parents) and bred local and Nora a 12-year old arrival from Germany with her mother and sisters. Both attended the international Morna Valley school, but didn’t truly connect until school was a distant memory.
Both creative souls – Tavis a music producer and DJ and Nora a fine artist plus interior and event stylist – they spent years traversing the globe, living in places such as Barcelona, India and Brazil before the arrival of their daughter Yvy saw them return to their island home.
After taking over the six-bedroom property at the end of 2013, the couple spent months transforming it into a rustic-chic bolthole complete with an artist’s studio, swimming pool and incredible entertaining areas. While they work on the bureaucracy and processes to turn the old property into an agroturismo, Las Cicadas is their family home.
The house has been restored with much respect to the original Ibicenco style of the villa. An amazing swimming pool plus a chill out area under an ancient fig tree add to the appeal.
Art is prevalent in Las Cicadas. Tavis and Nora regularly invite creative friends working in the fields of art, music and fashion to take up residence with them. They even have a large art studio space for these artists to work. “We are creating a creative hub and platform and we have many exciting projects lined up based around our international creative collective,” explains Nora.
Inspired by their parents’ bohemian lifestyles, the duo want to encourage a return to old school Ibiza. “We always had so many people visiting when I was young,” says Tavis. “People would come for a night and stay for the summer or drop round for dinner uninvited. We always had an open house.” Both come from a background in event production; Nora’s dad is a tour manager and event promoter.