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wooden dream house for two

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Wooden forest house between the trees and fields: barn with wood-burning stove renovated under architecture. Ideal for couples or individuals seeking peace and quiet but also appreciating the proximity of the cozy and creative Arnhem. Just a few minutes walk from the entrance to De Hoge Veluwe. In clear weather you see the Milky Way in the evening. Ties and foxes scramble around the house. A little further you will see deer, pigs and ravens. You're sharing the house with two cats.

The space
The well insulated home was completed in 2013. In addition to gas, the house is also heatable with a wood-cv stove. The house is located on a former military site that is being redeveloped into a 'cultural enclave' where artists and designers live and work. Due to the development, the terrain at the entrance looks messy. I am the initiator of this redevelopment. From 2 July to 30 August, the site is part of the international art exhibition Sonsbeek 2021, so you can watch art around the corner. The house has an extensive collection of books in which you can read to your heart's content. You can find information about the landscape around my house and about the Battle of Arnhem. There are also a lot of books on history, philosophy and art. In addition, there is an extensive folder ready for you with information about shops, restaurants, museums and other tips to make your stay more enjoyable. The house features a Sonos music system so you can listen to your own music from Spotify.
The area has a special history; the site was part of Fliegerhorst Deelen during WWII. In two years, the German Luftwaffe built over 900 buildings that spread out in the woods and on the heaths would form the largest military airport in occupied Europe. For camouflage, the buildings were disguised as farmhouses and barns and grouped in a number of fake villages. A few hundred meters behind my house, in the middle of a field, is a barn......or so it seems. The painted windows reveal that this is something else; an aircraft hangar in which a bomber was housed. In the area around my house, you come across many of these strange traces. In 2017, I made a hiking map on which all buildings and complexes of Fliegerhorst Deelen are marked. This map is waiting for you and you can use it to track down the remains of this special heritage, which has been the largest national monument in the Netherlands since 2007. Occasionally I organize in cooperation with defence a bicycle excursion along all building complexes (a considerable part of it is behind the fences of defence). Of course, you can come along if such an excursion coincides with your booking.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
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Where you’ll be

Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Cycling and hiking is great; the Dealer Forest, the Hoge Veluwe (with the Kröller-Müller Museum) and the Veluwezoom National Park are all around the corner. Arnhem can be reached by bike and on foot via the beautiful parks Sonsbeek, Warnsborn and Zijpendaal. City bus 9 (every half hour) takes you from the gate of the site in 16 minutes to the beautiful station that UN Studio has designed. From here you can go to Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area for a day with the stop train for a good price. Nearby is a bakery but the nearest supermarket is about 4 kilometers away.

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Hosted by Hans

Joined in February 2013
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My name is Hans Jungerius, 51 years old and living next to the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Arnhem, The Netherlands. I was educated as an artist but I'm working now as an adviser in the world of planning and landscaping, television making, podcasts and travel. I'm very much interested in the history of landscapes and what our perception of places tells us about ourselves and the time we live in. I love cooking, photography, hiking, arts, architecture, reading, philosophy and history.
My name is Hans Jungerius, 51 years old and living next to the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Arnhem, The Netherlands. I was educated as an artist but I'm working now as an adviser i…

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