Thursday, November 29, 2012

The mystery project revealed.. ;)

Allright, allright.. There has been enough mystery now, I'll share THE project with you all. I didn't want to tell right away, because I have been so super-over-excited about it and you never know if amazing plans are actually going to take shape.
So many exciting ideas and projects don't even get started and get forgotten or just slip away somehow. But not this one.

So I have been telling everybody how I would want to live in a treehouse.. once.. someday.. About two weeks ago I happened to be at a meeting in Dalfsen. They were planning an eco-village.. And not any eco-village, one with living buildings. The idea is to combine earthbag-building and tree-shaping to create living houses that ever evolve and grow.
When you know what you want, ask for it and what you need will be given to you. And everything we needed was given to us; someone with a great idea and experience in building living architecture, someone to write the plan and work on funding, someone to create the illustrations for that plan, someone to make the website. And of course that someone to make the illustrations is me!

To everyone that told me my dream was an impossible one; just wait and watch.. It is manifesting right now and it is going quick! Our finished plan will be thrown into the world at 21 december this year. :)


Viviana said...

Wowah! Looking forward to the plan and reading it :D

Already an idea where you guys want to 'build' it?

Dorien Ruben said...

We are still looking.. We have our eye on some plots of land, but we'll have to see how everything turns out.. Land is not cheap here, but we aim to do this in the Netherlands.. :) (Maybe Drenthe or Overijssel)

Nienke said...

Hope you can manage to get the proper permits! Otherwise you might have to relocate to France... (which is not a bad place for outside living :P).

Dorien Ruben said...

I hope so too.. But France sounds fine to me too! ;)

Amber said...

I can't wait to see the living village. It sounds like an amazing project.

Dorien Ruben said...

Thank you Amber, it is! And I can't wait either.. I'm posting more illustrations in another blog post in a few minutes..