An overnight location made of borrowed materials

Dutch design studio Overtreders W used found and borrowed materials to create an overnight location balancing on a concrete pillar in the Dutch landscape.

For the 200th anniversary of the city of Veenhuizen, the Netherlands, seven temporary overnight locations have been added to the landscape. Called Veen|Huis|Hotel (link in Dutch), the project is an initiative by restaurant Bitter en Zoet and Ketter&Co, a collective of makers and thinkers that aims for a more sustainable society.

For the project, the designers, architects and artists had to use sustainable materials that were harvested or found locally, and the way of building had to be sustainable and energy efficient.

Overtreders W had scouted the necessary materials within an hour. Timber was borrowed from a timber construction specialist, and the roof tiles from a farm nearby. To make sure the materials can be returned to their owners without any damage, they were attached with tension straps, which also fulfil an aesthetic purpose. The hotel room, called Stapel Op, is suitable for two people to sleep in.

In addition to Overtreders W, overnight locations have been designed in the landscape by Anne Beuk, Fé Ramakers and Floor Skrabanja, Jaap Le and Thomas Latjes, Studio TMOJ, Tjeerd Veenhoven and Werkstatt.

Photos: Overtreders W