What started with a personal wish to live small and simple, grew into so much more. In my role as ambassador and frontwoman of the Tiny House movement in the Netherlands, I started the first pilot project with Tiny Houses of the Netherlands in collaboration with the municipality of Alkmaar, where I lived in my first off-grid Tiny House for five years. As founder and ambassador of the Tiny House Netherlands foundation, I committed myself to making living in a Tiny House possible for more people in the Netherlands.
I now live in my new Tiny House on my own land in Olst, Overijssel. With my company Marjolein in het klein I provide advice to individuals with a ‘tiny housing wish’. Municipalities and housing associations also knock on my door to share in my knowledge. Which I gladly do.
Tiny House counselling
Would you love to live in a Tiny House, but lack the required knowledge or don’t have the time to figure everything out on your own? Can you use support in meetings with your city council to discuss the possibility of Tiny Housing in your area? I can help you on your way quickly with a Zoom call for a personal counselling session. The rate for a councelling session is:
Zoom call of 30 minutes: € 35,- ex 21% VAT.
A face to face session in my Tiny House in Olst is also possible, the rate for this is € 75,- per hour ex VAT.
An appointment for a councelling session is possible on the following days: Monday and Wednesday morning, Tuesday (only in even week numbers) and Thursday.
Call or email to make an appointment: +31 (0)6-42652091 or email@example.com.
Information about the Tiny House movement and team training
‘What are Tiny Houses? What is the philosophy behind it? How big is the interest in this new type of housing in the Netherlands and what does the target audience look like? And: where can I get support and information about concrete applications?’ These are interesting questions for city councils, social housing corporations and other organizations, and I will gladly help you find answers to them. For example: by organizing a training session for you and your team so you are up te speed with the latest developments in the Tiny House movement in the Netherlands.
Picture: Kenneth Stamp.
Are you curious about the options? Please get in touch with me via 0031 (0)6-42652091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ir. Marcel van Mierlo – Founder and owner LEVEN in Tuinen:
In the spring of 2015 I wrote about Tiny House pioneer Marjolein Jonker for the first time, she was having plans and ideas to have her own Tiny House build. After that things moved fast, … real fast. Marjolein is not a dreamer but a visionary and a go-getter. She knows what she wants, what she can do herself and how to get other people excited about her ideas. That was well noticeable in the management of the design team, the search for a building and living location, the building project coordination, the way she dived into the research of applicable legislation, analyses of off-grid installations, ……… and anything else that she encountered on the way, making use of her organisation skills and open communication style. Not even one and a half years later and Marjolein lives in her own Tiny House on a beautiful green location in Alkmaar, she is giving lectures about Tiny Houses all over the country, gives radio- and tv- interviews, writes blogs about her experiences in ‘Marjolein in het Klein’, is co-founder of the foundation and website Tiny House Nederland. She does this as much as possible together with others and shares her knowledge whenever possible.
I gladly recommend Marjolein as a partner for organisations that have plans that include Tiny Houses.
Gerda van de Glind – www.hetkanwel.nl:
In the past year I’ve spoken to Marjolein Jonker several times, about the Tiny House Movement. It is always a pleasure to talk to her, she is enormously passionate, knows exactly what’s going on and is an inspiration to many people. If I ever want to live Tiny I would absolutely come knocking on her Tiny door. I belief that with her knowledge, experience and passion she is capable of creating a bridge between municipalities and organisations, and the growing number of Tiny House enthusiasts.