Solar panels on a Dutch house – worth investing?

Solar panels, what a difficult subject. When we bought our new house, we knew that the next step to make our house more sustainable would be placing solar panels on the roof. At that moment we hesitated. Why? One of the neighbours had a lot of trouble with leakage...

After moving – part 1 maintaining a house

  I was really surprised. So people in your country do maintain their houses just a little? This came up during an interview with an international expat friend. She said: “They buy a house and attach that to their wishes and then just do only what is really...

Making my house a home – part 3 settling down

  Settle down in my new house Of course, it took a while before I settled in my new house in Eindhoven, more specifically Meerhoven. (You can read about the previous phase here). What really helped was finishing the rooms one by one and just being together as a...

Making my house a home – part 2 implementation

Handover day The day we got the keys, I was nervous. We had only been able to visit the house in Eindhoven on three previous occasions. I was well aware that building projects of this nature being what they are, mistakes were bound to have been made, but it takes a...

Making my house a home – part 1 preparation

A new house, a new start After two years of waiting, we received the keys to our newly built house in Eindhoven. As is normal here in the Netherlands, it even smelled new. No floors had been laid; no kitchen had been installed. The walls were bare and there were no...