11 easy ways to reduce energy use this winter

When I was a teenager, I studied behind my desk in my bedroom. Sometimes it was so cold, that I used a little electrical heater. Especially warm feet helped. Saving money on your energy bill is difficult? The prices for gas and electricity increased a lot last months....

Maintenance calendar for a Dutch house

On Dutch television, there is a programme which is called “Wie is de mol?”. A favourite of many people. In this programme, the attendees are doing a lot of games. One attendee is sabotaging the whole game in secret. And you need to guess who that is. ...

Turning your house into a zero-emission house?

Fairy tail or future? What do you think? Is a zero-emission house the future, or just a fairy tail? Something you can never for your house in your situation? To help you out of your dreams: every new house which is build in the Netherlands has to be zero use of...

What to do with asbestos in the roof, wall or flooring?

Imagine, you find the house of your dreams. You investigate the condition of the house and see that there is asbestos in the roof. What to do? This situation may sound weird, because asbestos is not something to worry about in the country you grew up. Or you panic,...

Wallpaper, the endless possibilities

Heavy and hot. That’s what I remember of a summer job in a paint shop. The buckets full of paint, the books full of wallpaper. But I also remember the endless possibilities of wallpaper, paint and curtains together. Why would you choose wallpaper? For me,...

Insulating your house in 6 steps

When I was a student, I lived in a house that is built in the 1920s. In the winter the heating was full-on, and I always wore a thick jumper. But still I didn’t feel comfortable. In the summer, I studied in the living room because it was too hot. For many of...