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The Embassy of Water


The freedom to realise your own housing wish

Under the name Minitiopia, Rezone realises residential locations where there is room for detached (self-built) homes with a small footprint, loosely placed in a landscape garden. This results in sustainable forms of living that are compact, flexible, ready-made or modular.

Future-proof housing solutions

Minitopia shows that living can be done differently: cheaper, more flexible, more sustainable and with a unique visual language.

The water management of an area is very decisive for how you live. The sewage and water systems have been DIY installed at Minitopia locations, so that they can be adapted to the site and the flexible and circular way of living. At Minitopia 's-Hertogenbosch, for example, only one water connection has been installed, which is branched over the site by drainage pipes in the mounds. The residents do not have separate regular meters. The rainwater sewer is homemade and converted to the wastewater sewer.

Minitopia location Buurtschap Te Veld in Eindhoven is currently under construction. There is room for a hundred quirky, small forms of living. The neighborhood builds on the existing green environment and adds many trees. The houses are made of mostly natural materials and are located in the middle of the landscape: large 'gardens' that you share with the rest of the neighborhood.

About Minitopia by Tessa Peters & Rolf van Boxmeer

Minitopia is an initiative of Tessa Peters and Rolf van Boxmeer (Rezone). Since 2016, they have been working on answers to future-proof housing issues, in collaboration with residents, municipalities, housing associations, construction companies, digital workplaces and other organizations.