Local Heart, Global Soul

May 21, 2020

These Houses Are A … Gift?

One of the most interesting things about the Westland is that all of the glasshouses are treated just like any other type of farm. Just as the farmer of livestock or cereal crops have their houses on the farm land, and so too do the growers of flowers, fruit and veggies in these glasshouses.

Like many regions of the Netherlands there is a “variation on a style” of home. Older homes tend to be very traditional, compact and box-like (I like to think of them as little gift boxes like the ones used to package hand-made chocolates when I see them, all is needed is the ribbon around it and bow on top!).

The newer houses tend to have a bit more space and are more “sprawling” (for Dutch standards that is), but that said, the last house in this post appears to be a new build but still adheres to the “little gift box” style of it’s ancestors.

There are other, private residences dotted around or between the glasshouse plots, either alone or in small groups. The homes that are unrelated to the glasshouse industry tend to be larger and very expensive because they are an easy commute to the Hague, Delft or Rotterdam, and enjoy a level of quietness, and space hard to find in the cities.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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