Designing a house with the idea that it can be moved like a block. With this starting point it became possible to think and build from the workshop of Soepel. This is nice and practical, but also a lot more sustainable.
The house is just within the maximum dimensions for road transport. Because the house is so easy to pick up, you call it a Flex House. The term ‘flex housing’ refers to flexible housing solutions that can be realized relatively quickly and cheaply. Usually these homes are used temporarily, but Casa Nova has found a permanent place in Den Helder.
Thanks to smart techniques, the house is self-sufficient. It generates its own electricity and collects rainwater to use as a shower and drinking water. The facade is covered with Fraké panels and the colored top edge is made of old desktops. Find more information about the Fraké panel here.
The outside dimensions of the house are determined by the transport. The cleverness of Casa Nova therefore lies in the layout of the space.
The high ceiling is emphasized by the light coming in from the large window above the kitchen in the middle of the room. The long space is accentuated by the counter that continues from front to back. Cooking, breakfast and working on one long worktop.
The bathroom and sleeping quarters are constructed from the stacked blocks at the back of the room. This stacking is immediately the route to the loft with sleeping area.