Help us building a wooden passive house in Amsterdam-Breukelen, Holland

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Netherlands

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  • Description

    Description

    Between Amsterdam and Utrecht we are building a new sustainable house, a so called passive house. We are Roelien (1962, pharmacist) and Cock (1960, ecologist). We travel quite a lot, but this year we stay at home to build our new house.
    In 2017 we realized the concrete things, like the fundation, the cellar and the concrete floor. A lot of work is placing the big amount of insulation. In 2018 we have build the wooden upperpart. And in the beginning of 2019 we want to do the inside with loam/clay. Biobased natural materials. Heavy stuff, but very nice and satisfying.
    Allready more then 20 workawayers have helped us. Are you the next one?

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With workawayers we want to share our experiences with life, with travelling and so on. For us the workawayer is a part of the family. And of course together with workawayers we realise a fantastic new sustainable house. Hopefully the workawayers realise at least one nearly energy zero house at home!
    We can only accommodate non-smokers.

  • Help

    Help

    In 2017 we realized the concrete things, like the fundation, the cellar and the concrete floor. A lot of work is placing the big amount of insulation. In 2018 we have build the wooden upperpart. Now we start with the inside: loam/clay. Very nice and satisfying.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, enough German, English, French, and Spanish and a little Russian.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a attic room in a seperate building and quitte basic. Like our way of life. On request it is possible to accomodate two persons. We can only accommodate non-smokers. Almost every workawayer is happy with the privacy. There is internet, you have your own toilet and the shower is in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 5 minutes from a railway station. Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam is reachable without stopovers. You can use a bike for exploring the surroundings.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    For every 4 hours of working, you 'earn' one day eating, sleeping and so on.

Placing the windows.
Nathan from Canada: workawayer in 2017.
Emily (USA): workawayer in 2017.
Building with I-joist. Length 13m.
Roelien and Cock need you!
The view.
Cutting trees for building the new house.
Our old fire truck (built in 1976), now our mobile home for travelling in the Middle East, Iceland, Russia, and so on.
New house, study of sun and shadow.
Our old house, built in 1860. We live here till the new house is finished.
New house, artist impression.
New house, artist impression, road side.
Roelien loves bird watching.






Host ref number: 282959849239