The Netherlands settle on the water

Photography : Eléonore HENRY DE FRAHAN    

Constructed on warehouses, the home is put in the water to join its floating residential area, in Leeuwarden. 24 h will be needed to make itinerary.
Since the construction site of building, near Amsterdam, villas are towed on the water up to their final destination, in Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands.
Houses are towed since their place of building up to the residential area floating in Leeuwarden, in the north of Pay-Bas. 24 h will be needed to make itinerary.
Two very new floating houses confront the streams of the lake IJSSELMEER, ancient natural gulf separated from the sea by a huge dam since 1932. Their transfer to Leeuwarden is going to last 24 h.
Transport des maisons flottantes jusqu\'à leur destination à Leewarden pour constituer l\'un des premiers quartier résidentiels flottants.
On the Lake IJSSELMEER which houses have to cross to arrive safe and sound, the wind and the bad time are possible create conditions of high sea. Alertness is maximum.
On Lake Ijsselmeer, which the house boats have to cross, the wind and bad weather can create high sea conditions. Vigilance is at its maximum.
Two brand new house boats brave the waters of Lake Ijsselmeer, that used to be a natural gulf, now separated from the sea by a giant dam built in 1932. I twill take them 24 hours to get to Leeuwarden.
Two very new floating houses confront the streams of the lake IJSSELMEER, ancient natural gulf separated from the sea by a huge dam since 1932. Their transfer to Leeuwarden is going to last 24 h.
Two very new floating houses confront the streams of the lake IJSSELMEER, ancient natural gulf separated from the sea by a huge dam since 1932. Their transfer to Leeuwarden is going to last 24 h.
In the calculations of their plans, the engineers take into account traps which will meet every building during its transfer. Here, in a very narrow pass.
The Boersma family, who bought a house boat before completion, follow the progress of their future home along the canals.
The Boersma family, which bought one of these floating houses on plan, follows the route of their future accommodation along channels.
The Boersma family, which bought one of these floating houses on plan, follows the route of their future accommodation along channels. Rudmer Boersma greets the passage of the new home.
The Boersma family bought one of these floating houses on plan one year before its building. The home is finally delivered: Rudmer, 8 years, discovers his new room.
For the family Boersma, fact to be able to moor its boat to their home is one quality criterion of inappreciable life. Every weekend, as many Dutchmen, they leave to go for a walk by boat on channels.
For 10 years, not less than about fifty floating residential plans are under consideration. Some already regroup several houses, as that of the street Skutesan, in Leeuwarden, where lived the Boersma family.
A family meal in their new home. Space, light, peace and quiet, living close to the water and nature are some of the many advantages that made the Boersma family choose a house boat.
In floating accommodation, the Netherlands keep a good length beforehand: about fifty plans of aquatic town planning are there under construction. One even already lives, as that of the street Skutesan, in Leeuwarden in some housing estates, where lived the Boersma family.
The end of a spring afternoon in Skutesan street : despite the proximity of the neighbours, the peace and quiet and life close to nature are important advantages to living here.
In floating accommodation, the Netherlands keep a good length beforehand: about fifty plans of aquatic town planning are there under construction. One even already lives, as that of the street Skutesan, in Leeuwarden in some housing estates, where lived the Boersma family.
The house boats in Leeuwarden each have a terrace that the children use as a diving board. From their sitting room the parents watch Rudmer diving.
Petra, Germ and Rudmer Boersma make the most of warm weather in spring to be on their terrace which they also use as a diving board.
Every day after school, weather permitting, Rudmer Boersma, 8 years old, makes the most of the water he lives on, under the watchful eye of his parents.
Every evening after the school, when fine weather allows it, Rudmer Boersma, 8 years, uses the man-made lake thoroughly, under the eye of its parents.
For the past 10 years, as many as 50 floating residential projects have started up. Some have several house boats on them, like Skutesan street in Leeuwarden.
For the family Boersma, fact to be able to moor its boat to their home is one quality criterion of inappreciable life. Every weekend, as many Dutchmen, they leave to go for a walk by boat on channels.
Finished the rural comfort of barges and of barges. The owners can furnish at leisure their solid three-storeyed residences. And taste it a quality of optimum life, sheltered from inundations!
At the end according to midday spring on the "street" Skutesan: the quiiètude of the landscape and the nearness of villas compensates for the important person opposite with nature.
Every day after school, weather permitting, Janna, 8 years old, makes the most of the water she lives on, under the watchful eye of her parents.
The rudimentary comfort of barges is a thing of the past. House boat owners can furnish their solid 3-storey homes as they wish, and enjoy a high quality of life, away from any flood risk !
Finished the rural comfort of barges and of barges. The owners can furnish at leisure their solid three-storeyed residences. And taste it a quality of optimum life, sheltered from inundations!
In floating accommodation, the Netherlands keep a good length beforehand: about fifty plans of aquatic town planning are there under construction. One even already lives, as that of the street Skutesan, in Leeuwarden in some housing estates, where lived the Boersma family.