The houses on Estate Bolivia are integrated into nature, making them completely immerse into the greenery. The building speed is determined by the need for (affordable) housing.
In the coming ten years, an average of 95 houses will be built each year. Due to the structural shortage of affordable mid-range housing, there is an insufficient flow going from social housing, which is why some new families need to wait for years until they qualify for a home. Because of that, affordable mid-range buy- and rental houses are built on Estate Bolivia.
“In order not to damage the Estate’s character, it was decided to develop various small-scale residential clusters”
In order not to damage the Estate’s character, it was decided to develop various small-scale residential clusters. These clusters will only be situated in areas where the landscape has a low natural value. Because nature is a leading factor in the allotment of the area, the neighborhoods will have a playful appearance, without straight roads or monotonous houses. Because there will be no high-rise buildings, the views of the area will be unaffected. In order to stimulate nature even further, it was decided that 60% of each lot would remain untouched as part of the natural landscape. Actively stimulating and planting native species ensures that the residential areas contribute to the restoration of the endangered dry tropical forest. The residential clusters will have over half of their surface area consisting of natural greenery.
The new houses meet the highest demands in the field of sustainability. The energy needs are met by solar and wind energy. The buildings will be built smartly, so that less energy is needed to keep the inside of the houses comfortably cooled. Rainwater is stored in a reservoir underneath the houses to be reused.