"Modern architecture, durable materials and a healthy living environment. That’s what we want to represent with our ‘primeval home’. I was first on this site, owned by Brabants Landschap in Leende and in the middle of a Natura 2000 area, in 2014. There was a run-down farm and I had the chance to start building my own house here. For an architect like myself, this was a unique opportunity.
Pity we didn't knew this and had to incur additional costsRaoul Vleugels, Owner of Werkstatt Architects and customer of Enexis Netbeheer
Over the coming years, houses will have to be insulated on large scale. The usual choice is for an air-tight insulation system made from plastics. I want to show that natural materials such as recycled paper and sheep’s wool can also be used as a good insulator. Moreover, I believe it’s important to get sustainable construction away from its hippie image. Modern architecture and a healthy living environment go hand in hand.
This house is all-electric. The use of gas is passé. This is why we have electric heating in the walls, a small heat pump and we cook using electricity. Also, the shed we’re going to build will have a sunroof. Unfortunately, our power connection turned out to be too small. Pity we didn’t know this earlier, as we had to incur additional costs. Enexis Netbeheer sent a contractor to replace the connection. In the future, clearer information about all-electric living or even a checklist, will enable Enexis Netbeheer to help customers prepare better."