Ik ben een onervaren bouwer. Voordat ik begon met bouwen van de wagen, heb ik alleen maar wat kleine projecten gemaakt, onder begeleiding van mijn middelbare school docenten. Dus had ik wel wat basis kennis, een logisch inzicht zeg maar, maar geen echte ervaring. Het bouwen van de wagen is leren en doen tegelijkertijd, leren […]
Dagblad van het Noorden – 24/10/2017 – Eelste Abels (27) from Eexterzandvoort has a dream: traveling the world with her self build Tiny House XS, a sort living wagon pulled by a horse. Upcoming spring she’ll start. Who wants, can travel along. On the drive way next the the house of her parents in Eexterzandvoort Eelste Abels (27) looks at a large wood skeleton on wheels. “Befóre the winter it should have a roof, and walls”, she says, while stepping on the the old trailer via a stairs. “The skeleton has to be waterproof as soon as possible, so I can work inside the wagon.” With a drill in her hand she points at the corners of the construction. “Here will be the composttoilet, there the stove and in the back a bed.”
Its her dream, on which she’s been working for week already. Literally. With a drill, screws and nails. The skeleton on wheels has to become a Tiny House XS, or a Bed & Wagon. The name, she hasn’t quite decided yet.
At least horses will draw the mini-house, so Eelste can travel around Europe with it. And the idea is that guests travel along. “Receiving guests, living and traveling on 8 square meter.”, Eelste summarizes. Her eye lit up, just like her yellow jacket. With the dark cowboy hat, she radiates adventure.
“For a long time it was plan B, about which I’d dream, while writing my thesis.”, she tells. “Plan A was to promote, but when that didn’t went through, plan B became véry serious.”