Do you know that old television show, “Looking for Jolanda”? (My god, I’m getting old..) Well, I’m looking for a plot of land, hahaha! I’ve always got tunes in my head.. ;)
Anyway, I haven’t been idle: as you can see I’ve made a nice flyer and thanks to dear friends it is currently circulating on Facebook. And soon I will go drive around the area, spotting plots. When I see a nice place, I can put a flyer in the mailbox. Or ring the bell and explain what I’m looking for, again using the flyer. But that’s not all. Tomorrow, I’m going to help out at Ecodorp Bergen for a day. Besides the fact that it’s a great initiative, who knows… maybe there are possibilities for my Tiny House dream there. And next week I have a meeting scheduled with the people of Stichting Behoud GAS!Fabriek in Alkmaar.
I’ve also been in contact with Marcel van Mierlo of the blog Leven in Tuinen who will write an article about Marjolein in het Klein on his blog. And soon I’m going to have coffee with two enthusiastic ladies who also want to have a Tiny House built. All great contacts! It’s really buzzing out there, as I had expected it would. But you never really know until you dive in how many people want something different and have similar dreams.
Oh! And I’ve received the first sketches of my Tiny House from Daniel! I won’t post them yet, because they are the first rough sketches, but they are a start and they look absolutely promising! This afternoon I’ll call Daniel (Hermit Houses) to discuss the design.
It’s funny, people around me are beginning to realise I mean business and the reactions are diverse. Most people are enthusiastic, thinking its cool and it suits me, but they simply cannot imagine themselves living that small. Crazily enough, I myself am totally ok with that! Some don’t respond much at all; the idea is too far removed from their own personal lives, I guess. And that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But I for one get energized and inspired by it. And it brings me a lot of new experiences and interesting meetings. That alone is enough to convince me this is a good idea. Sure, every once in a while I wonder: are you sure, Marjolein? Is this really what you want? Because once you’ve done this, you can’t go back! This will be it for the coming 5 years at least. And what if you get homesick, longing for your central heating or washer/dryer, or coming home on a cold winter’s day to your freezing Tiny House having to get the wood stove going? Tough luck. I’m well aware of the fact it won’t always be easy and of how many concessions I’ll have to make. But deep down I still believe it will all be worth it. And nothing ventured, nothing gained!