Tuinen van Zandweerd

In Deventer, close to the IJssel, there is room for a new way of living. In the 'Tuinen (gardens) of Zandweerd', themes such as water infiltration, biodiversity, nature-inclusive building and social cohesion are central.

Housing corporation Rentree will realize approximately eight rental homes here, in collaboration with an enthusiastic initiative group. What binds this group is an environmentally conscious lifestyle, the desire to live in a natural environment, to share amenities, to support and stimulate each other and to take joint responsibility for their own living environment.

Part of the plans include a community building with a covered terrace and a space to cook and eat together, meet and share knowledge. A place that can acquire meaning even for the surrounding neighborhood. Also there are plans for a shared bicycle shed, laundry facility, garden shed and guest accommodation.

Within a preliminary study in 2020, Woonpioniers, together with the group and Rentree, identified a number of basic ingredients that could strengthen the plan as a whole. In 2021, these principles will be given shape within a follow-up process.

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