Meet some of the most inspirational people and see places in Rotterdam of Inspiring Sustainability. The tour includes a visit to an experimental house and a former tropical pool which is now being converted into a circular business facility, challenging the innovativeness and creativity of the city of Rotterdam. Between these two locations, we will visit an abandoned harbor site that is now a buzzing melting pot of artists, farmers and social entrepreneurs. A boat will be our means of transport, so you will see Rotterdam from a spectacular viewpoint.
Description of tour: Sustainability, an inspirational experience in Rotterdam
Tour by boat • 13:00 – 16:00 • Group size 4-8 • €140.00 pp
We meet up at BlueCity010, a former tropical swimming pool inside a giant greenhouse, converted into a business facility. From here we will go by boat to MH4, an area where farmers, great artists, architects and social entrepreneurs are residing.
Next, we will go by boat to the experimental greenhouse where I live. Here you are invited into our temporary home. The door to the living area is normally closed to the public and will be opened exclusively to visitors on this tour.
You will return to the city center by ferry. From there you will hopefully go on to inspire others with all you have seen and heard during the Inspiring Sustainability tour in Rotterdam.
After meeting some inspirational people, I stopped, thought and decided I wanted to live a totally different life. It did not happen overnight, but it did start with inspiration.
As an interior decorator and stylist, I know that inspiration can be a powerful tool. I wanted to do more and make a difference.
As I was preparing to build an off the grid house (urban earth ship), as a learning experience to master the method of the grid systems, I came across the Dutch Professor Karssenberg (sustainable building technology) who had just finished building the house I now live in.
His students designed and built it as an experiment and are conducting their research while we live here for three years. I will elaborate on this when we meet up.
Optional: if you would like to do the tour with two persons, the price is €180,- per person.