Het Buitenhuis is a bold first step towards establishing recreation of the future: it’s now possible to feel the freedom of being outdoors from the comfort of within.

This collaboration, between Chris Collaris Architects, Daphna Laurens on behalf of Dutch Invertuals and Droomparken, has produced a marriage between functional design and sensory experience.

The purpose of holiday is to daydream; A chance to separate yourself from the rush, information overload and stuffy interiors of daily working life. In turn, enabling you to retreat peacefully into nature, immersing yourself in personal rituals and feeling the Earth’s warmth – either in solitude or the company of loved ones. Buitenhuis provides a space to do so. Simultaneously in and outside, it surrounds you with an interior environment that has the pure materials and warm colors of nature.

The buitenhuis is a small two-story house with the second level right under the roof. Situated in different locations all over the Netherlands, droomparken is a company developing numerous holiday parks, where everyone can rent a house and enjoy nature’s offerings.

The buitenhuis is available to guests at droomparken location Otterloo. Every new buitenhuis will have a customized interior designed by Dutch Invertuals artists based on the wishes and needs of the client.

The buitenhuis intention is to make its guests forget their daily routine. It’s a cozy home and starting point for visitors to retreat peacefully into nature.

The buitenhuis was presented for the first time during Dutch Design Week in 2017.


Project info:
Client: Droomparken
Architectural & interior design: Chris Collaris Architects & Daphna Laurens on behalf of Dutch Invertuals
Campaign: EDHV
Contractor: Jatin Chaletbouw B.V.
Carpenter: Luc Schoenmakers
Copyright images: Tim Van de Velde, Ronald Smits & Dutch Invertuals