In february 2010 I was at Villa Hellebosch, where I finished my second novel 'Jeg er en hær' (I am an army). It still stands as my most productive and one of my most enjoyable residencies - and I’ve had a few (before I had children). Villa Hellebosch is situated at Vollezele, a small village 25 kilometer outside Brussels. It’s a lovely house with great, helpful hosts. The Villa is in a quiet, rural area, where there really isn’t much else to do than work and walk, but if you’re want to write, this is the perfect place. If it gets too rural, Brussels is close by. The only problem with a residency at Villa Hellebosch is, that you get fed so well you’ll probably gain five kilos before you leave.
Lars Husum, literary author, in residency at Villa Hellebosch in Belgium