It has not been this difficult to buy a house since the Second World War. This predicament therefore calls for ingenuity. People are increasingly turning to the water. For example, a houseboat, or a boat that has been made suitable for living on.
Jacob Haitsma is no exception:
Jacob Haitsma bought a 25-metre long steel motor barge from 1934, which was given permission to lie in the centre of Groningen. His goal with this ship? To create a comfortable living space, which is built in a sustainable way. In order to achieve this goal, it goes without saying that the right partners have to be found. Hubo Akkrum will take care of the insulation, carpentry and installation work.
TOPwindows was already known to the Haitsma family. Jacob, his father and grandfather had already replaced their windows with TOPwindows. Their experience showed that TOPwindows provide the ultimate in insulation, something that is an absolute must when you are going to live on board