If you are going to play the lute, you really should be living in a Castle. Of course you wouldn't own it, and you would be living at the pleasure of the people with power and money. Think of those late night calls to play for the Queen because of her chronic insomnia. Still, it must have been fascinating to wake up in the morning in such a setting. Of all the castles I have seen, this has to be my absolute favorite. It was built by King Ludwig who died before his dream castle was ever finished. Probably dark and damp, but a person has to have some dreams mixed in with their daily life.