Urban Nomadism In Amsterdam: The Mobiation Project
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The story of the mobi began as part of an artistic project some years ago. Calanne and Geert then used to live a very public life, keeping their house open for everyone who might be interested in their project and their kind of living. They always wanted to have an open house, providing a platform for education, inspiration, and discussions on topics like availability of living space or sustainability.
The same week Calanne found out she was pregnant, a friend of them, furniture-maker and colleague living around Pretoria, asked whether they would like to come to South Africa to develop with him a mobile off-grid house. How could they refuse such a generous offer? That’s why the mobiators will be heading to South Africa in the near future, with the aim to bring the mobiation project to another level, maybe developing mobi-02 as a product by drawing on their experience from building mobi-01, which may now be seen as a prototype for something bigger.
Although they found a couple with a baby, who would take care of mobi-01 in their absence, they are not ready to completely abandon their much-loved house. Maybe one day they will return to retrieve their nest, to take it to Ireland or back with them to Africa.