Feike de Jong

Department: Man and Living

Biesbosch Expedition

A picnic spot for day trippers and an overnight spot for those in search of peace and quiet. That’s what Feike de Jong’s Biesbosch Expedition is. The steel frame becomes overgrown by willow shoots taking root. This will firmly secure the house, also against rising water. De Jong wants nature to be in charge. “I tried to think in reverse. Normally everything behind the dikes is kept dry. Currently we have to leave when the Biesbosch national park is covered in water, which occurs about three times a year.” He also made a shipping crate to go with it, holding goods for an expedition of several days.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe