I’m all about the compact living lifestyle. So, when Tiny Houses Droomparken got in touch with me and asked me to test out one of their tiny houses for a weekend, I was thrilled! As a person living in a tiny urban studio apartment, I was curious how that compared to a tiny house in the middle of nature. I spent the weekend of November 9th till 11th at Droompark De Zanding, which is located in Nature Park De Hoge Veluwe central in The Netherlands. In this #Blogvember post, I’ll show you around, see what lessons I can learn from a tiny house and show you how I spent my weekend.
Totally surrounded by trees and nature
The park is located in the middle of a forest, perfect to breathe in some autumn air. It’s settled around a pretty lake, where all the ameneties like the restaurant and swimming pool are located. The entrance to National Park De Hoge Veluwe is just around the corner, and so is the village of Otterlo. I also visited the Kröller-Müller Museum, which has a stunning sculpture garden and some pretty art inside the museum, from modern cubism to Van Gogh. All that nature was A LOT for me as a city boy, but it really was something I needed. A well deserved (I think) weekend to relax.
So much room for activities!
Look, a tiny house is not that big. That’s why it was cool that the park and the surroundings had a lot to offer. I arrived Friday by bus on the park and quickly settled in. That evening, after cooking some dinner in the kitchen that’s bigger than mine, I just relaxed and drank some wine. On the second day, Saturday, I slept in and woke up with a view of the sky through the sky light. We went for a swim in the pool on the park, which I hadn’t done for a while, and settled in for a cosy night with some good dinner and -again- some drinks.
Sunday was more active! I went for a run over the park and through *actual* nature first. Then we went for a walk through the forest to the museum. After a lovely time there, it was sadly time to travel back to Amsterdam. Totally recharged for the new busy week!
A quick tour of the tiny house
Because pictures say more than words, I won’t bore you with my witty talking. I took a lot of pictures of the tiny house because it was SO photogenic. Have a look, and enjoy!
I had such a good time at Tiny Houses Droomparken, and I’m so happy they offered me this experience. If you want to know more about it, you can click here to look at the park that I visited, here you can see the different places they have tiny houses, and here and here you can find them on Instagram!
Thanks for reading! Stay up to date of my posts on Instagram, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another #Blogvember post! Bye!