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We bouwen een duurzaam huis met spullen die over zijn

Only our memories remain

The area where the House of Plenty was located is now clean and empty again, ready to be returned to the municipality. The terrace of the House has been demolished and the remains of the foundation has been removed. Adventure The adventure of the House of Plenty has now ended. Everything which was still at…
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20 januari 2014 0

August 25th: We did it after all!

Unfortunately last Friday evening the House of Plenty has been destroyed by a terrible fire. The damage was so severe that the House had to be demolished right away. Of course we are very sad about the loss of the House. However, the fact that we have made it is more important. The House of…
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28 augustus 2013 0

July 11th: Helping Hands of the Week: Karin of the interior team

Interior designer Karin van de Ven is one of the people who has been part of the interior team from the very beginning. Because Karin van de Ben does wonders for our interior team, she is our Hands of the Week. Karin van de Ven has also decorated the display window of theGroene Hert to…
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18 juli 2013 0

Jot down in your diary: September 14th!

Jot down in your diary: September 14th! Here we go! On the 14th of September 2013 the House of Plenty will officially be opened by means of a party! We’ve been calling, mailing, hammering, sawing, sandpapering, transporting, lugging, working, fitting and measuring, but especially laughing! In all weathers, at day and night, with or without…
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9 juli 2013 0

June 25th: Helping Hands of the Week: Liesbet Rabbinge

Liesbet just wants to do something different. She loves building and she thinks the House of Plenty is “a good idea”. Normally she comes over together with Bert, but when I talk to her Bert is unfortunately not present. In daily life Liesbet Rabbinge is an independent interior designer. She has worked at the Waarmakerij…
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1 juli 2013 0

June 19th: Helping Hands of the Week: carpenter Stijn

June 19th: Helping Hands of the Week: Carpenter Stijn Carpenter Stijn Arnoldussen is subject to the Helping Hands of the Week. His handshake is ferm and he clearly knows how to keep working. He was born in Nijmegen and after living in The Hague for years, he has returned to his roots. “Networking is not…
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1 juli 2013 0

June 13th: Painting as a team excursion

Painting as a team excursion, Pro Persona (the Dutch branch organization of health care institutions) did it! 40 people came to the House of Plenty and in a couple of hours this small army had taken care of the painting! Sandra is a Social Psychological Nurse. She co-ordinates the team excursion.


1 juli 2013 0

June 10th: Transplanting grass and Janise Ebbertz

A while ago Janise Ebbertz laid sods of grass on the mound of the House of Plenty. Owing to circumstances she is now the Helping Hands of the Week. Transplanting grass definitely deserves some attention! And so does her terminal project, which will receive attention on the 20th of June. Janise is a student of…
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1 juli 2013 0

May 24th Helping Hands of the week: Gerrit Box for his water pump

Sometimes someone has a look at the House of Plenty and asks: “What do you need?” One day Gerrit Box of Kilian Water in Wageningen came to the House of Plenty with his daughter, as a result of e-mail and phone contact with Juul about the possibilities of using groundwater for the house. A water pump is…
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11 juni 2013 0

A view from above

Paul Spaaij of Videair.nl has made use of the nice weather. During his flight with his paraglider he has made some photos of the House of Plenty. The photos illustrate well how quick the building process is moving forward. The hard work is gradually beginning to pay off.


11 juni 2013 0

May 2nd: Privacy in the House of Plenty

Thanks to Joris van Meel and his wife Michelle Veugelers visitors can now use the toilet in private, which is why they are our “Helping Hands of the Week”. Even though they do not fully agree with this. “Michelle is the one who always took the initiative to donate our stuff to the House of…
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10 juni 2013 0

April 18: time for the finishing touch!

Now it’s time to finish the House of Plenty. Our builders are working on the “details”, the toilet, kitchen and service unit! The construction of the House of Plenty has been built, inch by inch, during the past winter. Since we reached the highest point, on January 23rd, the construction of the building moved forward…
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10 juni 2013 0

Helping Hands of the Week (12 April): Ruud Jansen

Ruud Jansen is already waiting at the gate before anyone has arrived to open it. As soon as the gate is open, he is the first one to get to work. This might make him the perfect candidate for our feature: the Helping Hands of the Week! This enthusiastic volunteer is the hidden force of…
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15 april 2013 0

Helping Hands of the Week (31 March): Geert van Nispen

Geert van Nispen “(Re)building should be an experience, a real treat! !” is his slogan. Geert van Nispen joining our construction team is definitely a real treat for us! Juul can call him any time to ask for advice about the construction of the House of Plenty. Juul en Geert have been busy working on…
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15 april 2013 0

Proud of our House of Plenty!

Since this week the House of Plenty has got a door that can actually be locked and this week we have constructed to floor! On the 14th of March we already showed the result so far to our interested fellow builders and assistants. We are proud of our achievements so far! Finishing touch It will…
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17 maart 2013 0

Research into the House of Plenty

Janise, Helena, Philipp and Marjolein are students of the HAN (Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen). As part of their training in Cultural and Social education the students inquire into the House of Plenty. On the photo you see the students and their supervisor Paul Beekers. Their research question is: How can the success story of the House…
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6 maart 2013 0

House of Plenty now also on Facebook and Twitter

From now on you can read up on our project on both Facebook and Twitter in English as well! For our Facebook account, just type in ‘House of Plenty’ in the search bar on Facebook. Unfortunately new pages need 30 likes to get an own direct link (Facebook.com/HouseofPlenty). So please like us so we’ll have…
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28 februari 2013 0

Meanwhile at our furniture makers…

The furniture makers of the House of Plenty haven’t been sitting around doing nothing either! Take a look. It’s nice to have a building and all, but to be able to make something useful of it we cannot do without furniture. A team of designers, furniture makers and other volunteers are constructing furniture out of…
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28 februari 2013 0

Blogs in English

A very warm welcome to our English-speaking readers! From now on our blog posts will be available in English as well. We aim to provide updates on the building process of the House of Plenty on a regular basis. The blog posts in English will appear on this webpage. On the homepage you can read…
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26 februari 2013 0