Finding space to be creative can be tough. Especially when it is unable to be permanent. In 2013 my family moved to Germany for 7 months. My husband had sabbatical and I had a project with Lebenshilfe-Werk Weimar/Apolda in which I would work with the art studio in Trobsdorf culminating in an art show. (Project information about Grenzenlos can be found here.)
Although lots of work was created in the Trobsdorf Studio, I needed to work on multiple projects in my apartment. This was not ideal considering I had a 1 year old, 9 and 11 year old sharing my space. Plus, there was only one table in the apartment in which I could work and that was in the main space.
To make the best of the situation, all my supplies went on the top shelves out of the way of the littlest one. The floor was usable when no one was around- usually nights! The sewing machine, paints, and other materials needed put away daily. Although not ideal, it worked and I did too, regularly.