© Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca/CC BY-NC-ND. In this article we study Hannah Arendt’s notion of art as a habitable abode [mo-rada habitable], which she analyzes in a brief chapter of the essay The Human Condition (1968). Secondly, we analyze a short story (a fictional testimony about the State terrorism in Argentina) written by the Argentinean author Nora Strejilevich. The starting point in this story is, precisely, Arendt’s idea about art, which Strejilevich materializes in three important abodes that makes us live: our body, our house and our country. Our research question is about how the author deals with this idea about art, and how it corresponds to Arendt’s idea.