After unloading we started assembling the house. With a nice clean building site and a perfect foundation (built by Van Arkel Bouw) there is nothing that keeps us waiting, so we reorganized our log packs a little and started right away. Result: we are at ceiling level in five working days.
We have started with the construction of a wooden log house in The Netherlands. This house is located on an island. It is a small island, actually a very small island. No roads, no bridges, no heli-port. We can only get there with a boat.
Contact via phone or internet is nice, but before we actually build a house we need to sit around the table with our clients. So we get in the car regularly, and we make our trips through France, at this moment an important market. We call it our Tour de France. Two weeks in a row on the péage, on the D321, and when we run out of luck our TomTom send us into some dirt road. But recently it resulted in a few more projects, see the map.
Add gravel. Sand is nice, but your truck still gets stuck, so we need gravel.
Add sand. Without a layer of sand, all heavy equipment would disappear into the mud of former seabed, so we need sand.
Digging. We’re already 3,5 meter below sea level, so let’s dig until -4 meters.
This will be the access road to the wooden house.
The building season has started. Step one: measuring the plot.
This is Oosterwold, early March. Oosterwold is Dutch reclaimed land, synonyme for: wet, dikes, wind & rain.
And mud, until the roof rack…
Here we will keep you posted about the progress of this house.