The emerging and sustainable form of housing, Tiny houses, is increasingly gaining ground in the Netherlands. A pilot will also start in Apeldoorn next year, with space for 10 Tiny House. After much consultation, it was announced which location could be designated for the experiment: a plot of land between Zuidbroek Park and Nijbroekseweg.
A beautiful location, close to various Apeldoorn facilities and the nature reserve the Veluwe. In the meantime, the registration of interested parties for the trial has been opened and conditions have been drawn up that the submitted plans must meet. Before you are eligible for a place in the project, it is necessary to draw up an idea for your Tiny House, and you must go through a step-by-step plan to get to actually being able to sign the agreement.
A Tiny House is an innovative and sustainable form of living. The Apeldoorn pilot involves temporary use (maximum 5 years) and the houses that are placed are self-sufficient. This is also called “off-grid” living and means that the municipality does not arrange a connection to water, sewer, gas, electricity and cable for the houses. Everything is done to encourage interested parties to experiment as much as possible and gain experience with this new form of living.
Build or have it built
When you indicate that you are interested in a lot in Apeldoorn, you have the following options when setting up your tiny house:
- I will buy a tiny house and transport it to the location
- I am going to build a tiny house myself
- I will have a Tiny House custom built
- I come with my own Tiny House that I am currently living in elsewhere
For this lot you pay rent and you have to install the sewerage yourself.
The municipality wants as much diversity as possible in Tiny Houses in the project. All different houses in a green environment, so that a recreational park appearance is avoided. Of course, agreements are made with interested parties about, for example, the maximum surface area of the houses and the placement of sheds, fences or gardens. The municipality hopes that the diversity in housing will also make many different residents enthusiastic to sign up for the trial. “We hope that residents can help and inspire each other within the experiment, so that it can be a successful pilot.”
Our Apeldoorn alderman Jeroen Joon has previously slept in a Tiny House in preparation for this pilot. Watch this video and the video about the start of the registration here:
Your dream, your unique place. In Apeldoorn. At this point the location is just a meadow, but you can create the entire environment yourself. It is possible here, your way! Do you have questions about this new project? Check the website of the municipality of Apeldoorn for more information. Or are you already sure and interested in a lot? Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will of course also find the lot of the Municipality of Apeldoorn on TinyFindy.
This blog was written by Sanne Jeursen of the municipality of Apeldoorn. The images from this blog were taken by photographer Rob Voss.