Photo: Karen Steenwinkel

Photo: Karen Steenwinkel

 

AS A STYLIST I CREATE INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR OTHER PEOPLES HOUSES, PHOTO SHOOTS, MUSEUMS AND EVENTS. LATELY I CAN AD PHOTOGRAPHER, INSTAGRAMMER, EXPERIMENTAL SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLER, ORGANIC VEGETABLE ROOFTOP GARDNER, HANDYMAN, ANTI-PLASTIC ACTIVIST, VEGETARIAN, SEEKER FOR NEW HOUSING SOLUTIONS TO MY LIST.

EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD I HAVE BEEN FASCINATED A LITTLE OBSESSED EVEN WITH HOUSES AND THEIR INTERIORS. PREFERABLY THE OUT OF THE ORDINARY, HANDMADE, HISTORICAL AND IN TUNE WITH NATURE.

BUT IT IS MY NEED TO EXPLORE THAT ALWAYS LEADS THE WAY.

THE WORLD IS CHANGING. THE INTERNET, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ARE MAKING US AWARE THAT WE ARE RAPIDLY DESTROYING OUR PLANET FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
IT IS OBVIOUS WE WILL ALL HAVE TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE OUR LIFESTYLE.
IN THIS CLIMATE (THE NETHERLANDS) WE SPEND UP TO 90% OF OUR TIME INDOORS.
THE MATERIALS WE USE TO BUILD OUR HOUSES, INTERIORS AND ACCOMMODATING UTILITY SYSTEMS WITH. ARE AMONGST THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT CHANGES TO BE MADE.
IN ORDER TO DO SO WE WILL HAVE TO EXPERIMENT, EXPLORE AND LEARN FROM OTHERS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE. AND ABOVE AL SHARE WHAT WE LEARN.

MY CHILDHOOD FASCINATION, NEED TO EXPLORE AND DETERMINATION TO CHANGE THE WAY WE LIVE. HAVE LED ME TO THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT.

THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTAL LIFESTYLE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, TREEHUGGER, INHABITAT TO NAME A FEW. MORE PRESS HERE

THE GREENHOUSE-LIVING PROJECT.
WE (ME AND FAMILY) TEMPORARILY MOVED INTO A HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE GREENHOUSE AS A TEST FAMILY. (START MAY 2015 END MAY 2018)
THE HOUSE HAS A WOODEN-FRAME STRUCTURE COATED WITH LOAM STUCCO. TO PROTECT THESE NATURAL MATERIALS FROM THE ELEMENTS (LIKE RAIN) A GREENHOUSE WAS PLACED OVER THE ROOFTOP AND THE SOUTH-SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WE GROW OUR OWN ORGANIC VEGETABLES ON THE ROOFTOP-GREENHOUSE AS PART OF THE EXPERIMENT. EVER SINCE WE MOVED IN (A YEAR AND A HALF AGO) WE HAVE HAD OUR HANDS FULL. SOME FEATURES OF LIVING IN THIS HOUSE ARE FANTASTIC BUT SOME THINGS SIMPLY ARE NOT.

LEARN LEARN LEARN AND SOLVE PROBLEMS HAS BECOME A GREAT DEAL OF MY DAILY ROUTINE.
TOGETHER WITH GROWING OUR OWN FOOD AND SHARING OUR DAILY GREENHOUSE-LIFE EXPERIENCES ON INSTAGRAM.

GET INSPIRED:
ON REQUEST I TAKE GROUPS ON AN EXCLUSIVE INSPIRATIONAL TOURS ALONG VARIOUS SUSTAINABLE PLACES AND PROJECTS WHERE YOU WILL GET A CHANCE TO MEET INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE AND SEE WHERE THEY WORK AND LIVE. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

WHAT’S NEXT: FLOAT
I AM CURRENTLY SETTING UP A FLOATING CAMPSITE. MORE INFO CLICK HERE.

WE LIVE HERE TEMPORARILY (UNTIL MAY 2018) PEOPLE SEEM TO WANT TO KNOW WHERE WE WILL GO NEXT. AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE HOUSE.
WE DO NOT KNOW YET. THAT IS STILL OPEN. OPEN TO NEW ADVENTURES.