It is the dawn of a 'new living': flexible, affordable and reusable living space.
The Dutch housing market is in need of semi-permanent buildings: homes that are quick to build, easy to adapt or move, and comfortable and sustainable at the same time.
'New living' calls for the building of homes that, through straightforward interventions, can be adapted to the requirements of a different type of occupant. De Meeuw is meeting this need with tailor-made homes that are delivered quickly and are easy to adapt to changing situations. This type of building retains its economic value thanks to the fact the entire structure is reusable.
At any given time, on average 10% of people in the Netherlands is looking for temporary accommodation. Among these are students, young professionals, divorcees or refugees with residence permits, looking to settle into Dutch society. These groups provide a continuous stream of demand for temporary accommodation in the Netherlands; this is the way it's always been in the past, and the way it will stay in the future.
Els van Mierop, Sales & Marketing Director at De Meeuw: "Semi-permanent housing is a perfect fit for the housing philosophy of councils and corporations. The Dutch housing market is in constant flux: think of the dejuvination and ageing taking place in today's population. One calls for interim accommodation and the other for care homes. The market of today and that of the future requires flexible solutions around living, and semi-permanent living is the answer."
"We are challenging the building sector to come up with solutions that can be deployed over and over again, as such, supporting the ambition to achieve a sustainable, circular economy", says Van Mierop. "Semi-permanent building makes adapting to growth or shrinkage straightforward, by simply adding or removing building elements, changing or moving them, or by giving them a new shell."
The market of today and that of the future requires flexible solutions around living, and semi-permanent living is the answer.
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