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 necessary to be able to do so.
Kilian Water has been working on circular processes for water on a small and medium-sized scale since 1997. Hence the water pump which was left over. This is why he has been declared the Helping Hands of this week.
What is your share in the House of Plenty project?
So far we have only came around to have a look. But I did promise to get hold of a water pump with a pressure regulator, pipes and other stuff, so the toilets will flush with groundwater and they can use groundwater for cleaning.
Why do you contribute to the House of Plenty project?
Because I find the project very sympathetic and because I live nearby.
Which forms of abundance are you confronted with in your work and life?
Every abundance you can think of – but especially abundance of waste – because labour is expensive and materials seem to be quite cheap. I loathe the trash containers at building sites (which I visit regularly) which contain useful stuff and materials because it is too expensive to use them or to get rid of them properly.
How are you dealing with abundance now?
Because I have my own business I can work how I want to work. So I use and repair my stuff until it’s all worn out. Even though my pockets are empty I have good used materials.
What do you need, what are you looking for? Maybe a reader can help you out?
I think I don’t need anything. I’ll have to put some money into getting everything together but that’s no problem. My understanding is that I will get it all back one day.