Having a roof over your head, a home where you are sheltered en comfortable, is a basic need. Affordable housing is becoming less accessible for many people, not only in the Netherlands but also abroad. I was therefore very enthusiastic about the question from Truoba founder and architect Ignas Stancikas, whether I would like to […]
Tiny Houses and the Building Decree
When you want to live in a Tiny House legally, you will need an environmental permit for building. Even when your house is built elsewhere and is moved to the place where you are going to live in it, the environmental permit is for “the construction of a building”. The 2012 Building Decree is a […]
Proof for skeptical municipalities: Tiny Houses are a legal form of housing
‘Can you actually live in a Tiny House?’ That’s the question I’m asked most often. And next: ‘Where can you do that?’ There are a lot of cowboys stories going around: that it’s impossible to have a Tiny House that fits the Building Decree, to name one thing. Or that Tiny Houses are required to […]
Online course: Your Tiny House – from dream to reality!
Starting November 2016, Monique van Orden and I have been hosting the workshop ‘Realize your own Tiny House’ for groups of about 20 people. The workshops took place all throughout the country and were a huge success: full groups, waiting lists and positive feedback were the norm. We noticed that there’s a big need for […]