How to take care of the exterior of your house

It’s raining outside, and I wonder when I can get out again and visit some new places. I love the appearance of old buildings. When I walk through a city, I always estimate how old the buildings are. The funny thing is, that the exterior can be changed over the...

What’s your energy and water consumption?

Energy and water consumption is a hot item these last months. It is a life necessity, which we take for granted in the west. A year ago, the market for energy was stable, now the market is crazy due to the war. And, most of us will think: what can I do to reduce the...

How to clean your house in the Netherlands?

Like in many families, in my family some stories are told over and over again. And, one is about the way of cleaning which was normal in my grandmothers’ young years. When she was running her family, people judged her by how clean her house and wash was. If I...

Heat pump in the Netherlands

High energy prices Our house is heated by district heating. This way of heating is getting more common in the Netherlands. There is no connection with gas in our house. Although wood is used to heat our house, the prices in 2022 went up. For me, the energy prices are...

Costs for a house owner in the Netherlands

Every year, around February, I expect a bill is coming to our house. It’s not a surprise any more, but every year I think: which amount would it be this year. And then, in May, the next one is coming. Of course, it is easy to complain about this, but I choose to...