Lot 44 / House “Hans en Corinne” in Peinder Mieden

On the edge of the village of Opeinde, near Drachten, lies a beautiful agricultural landscape of 87 hectares. The area is characteristic of this part of Fryslân: a green and semi-open landscape with meadows, interspersed with tree girdles and water.

Up to 44 buyers will have the unique opportunity to live in nature. They become, besides owner of their own lot, also – as a group – owner and manager of the surrounding landscape. Residents decide for themselves how the buildings of the area will look like. There is no prosperity test.

The name
The name De Peinder Mieden refers to the Frisian name of Opeinde; De Pein. Mention refers to the former function of the area south of Opeinde as hayfield. An area that was mostly under water in winter and only suitable for cattle grazing and haymaking in summer.

The assignment
“We want a home that is as ecological as possible, but we do not want to be the guinea pig of the Netherlands and it should not cost too much. The house must be life-course proof, light and spacious and have a lot of contact with the garden. And it may be a little bit different. ”

Characteristic of this house is the light street that connects two half circles. The garden runs through this street, as it were, into the house, where fixed definitions such as “kitchen” or “living room” are dropped. It is one large open space that can be freely arranged and used.

Project Details

Detached house
Timber skeleton with straw insulation

2016 – …

220 m2 / 700 m3

Peinder Mieden / Drachten (NL)

Dear Michel,
It will be very beautiful!

Hans en Corinne