It is a major time of change! This suits me very well. I like change. Same old same old for too long and I get bored. I also believe that every now and then you should make room in your life for new things. Therefore, I decided, after five years of working very actively for […]
The system is broken, so be a hero
I would like to let you read an article. Because this piece really touches me. It was forwarded to me from Cissie Schellings, with the caption: “look what fits tiny”. I totally agree with her! Unfortunately, it’s in Dutch, but here is a key paragraph translated: Yes! Quite correct. This is exactly what I […]
The pyramid of Tiny Houses
I received this beautiful New Year’s wish from Jetty and Maarten Min Min 2 bouw-kunst and it made me think. What do we actually need in life? Everything comes together in the Tiny House movement. Based on the Maslow pyramid, Maarten shows very nicely in his sketch what role Tiny Houses play in fulfilling our […]
Under the sheep’s wool duvet
As you know, I live off-grid in my Tiny House, without connections to the electricity grid, water supply and sewerage system. I don’t even have Wifi ;) I have written about how I organized it many times; you can read about it all in my blogs. But the subject of heating in wintertime is still […]
Enthusiasm for Tiny Houses? Oh yes!
Every now and then I hear directly or indirectly from municipalities that they doubt whether there is any interest in the idea of living in a Tiny House. Sometimes it is specifically about living in outlying areas – areas outside urban agglomeration – where facilities are less accessible. Sometimes local councilors or civil servants think […]
Space for diversity and customization
Having a home is a necessity of life. It is a right. At least, it should be. But housing in the Netherlands has become a luxury item. Only accessible for the rich among us. Our government has made a choice to leave housing largely to the free market with all its consequences. I think that […]
A weighty issue
Well that was quite a week! It started on Friday 8th of April with the information evening about Tiny Houses organized by political party ‘Groen Links’ Alkmaar. The Leader of the party, Christian Braak, was present at the interview Monique and I gave in Hoorn and was so enthusiastic that he immediately asked us to […]
Here it is: my tiny dream home!
01Last Friday was the day I finally got to see the progress in the design of my Tiny House! I had a meeting with Laurens, Vincent and Dimka at the TU Delft; what an enormous complex! We had agreed to meet at the espresso bar and, of course, I ended up waiting at the wrong […]