The great thing about building our own house is that we will get to know all the materials that we are working with. But there are so many options and things you can take into consideration for choosing all materials. We are always trying to get an optimum between price, quality and sustainability. Often we … More Glass and concrete-without-cement as foundation?!
We finally started the construction of our house! It’s so weird and so cool and so scary. We have come a long way, and there is still a bumpy road ahead, but little by little we are building it up. In this blog I will write about the struggle for permits when building a weird … More You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
We are going to build our own small house and it will be epic! Last week we have been officially submitting our plans to the municipality; so it’s going to be real and that’s why we are finally sharing some of the plans with you. Or actually mostly about our design process on how we … More Alpine Cabin design (aka our own house)
As a kid I loved Pippi Longstocking (and I still do!); a character from the children books by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi was a red-haired girl who lived in Villa Villekulla with her horse and monkey. She lived there on her own as her mother died and her father was always on the … More Finding the Pippi in yourself
After having lived outside the Netherlands for 3 years, we are back for some time to live in our home country again. We can already say it is quite a big change, and so much different than just temporary ‘visiting’ our country. To make the change even bigger (or smaller if you look from a … More Setting up a yurt life