The first awned roof for a new house was installed in the Netherlands last month, marking the first time a building has been installed on a free standing airstream trailer.
The roof is one of two new installations at a free-standing trailer park in the city of Veenendaal.
The first airdrop of the free- standing trailer park at Veenendaal, a free street of 2,200 people in the eastern part of the Netherlands, was a success, according to the city’s local government.
In a press release, Veenendumaal mayor Jan Steegmansen said: “We are very pleased with the result.
The roof is in great condition and we are very happy with the way it looks and performs in winter.”
Free standing trailers are a new way of housing.
They are built to last and have a built in fire extinguisher and water supply.
“They can be built for a small number of people or for a larger number of households, so we’re very happy about that,” Steeggmansen told Reuters news agency.
“We are going to have more than 2,000 trailers in the first year, but we will not be able to put them all in one location.”
In Veenondaal, the free standing trailer parks have been a mainstay for local residents for several years.
“The first one was installed at the end of last year and has now become a very successful free standing park,” Stegmansen explained.
“We have had some very good visitors to the free hanging trailer parks.”
The first trailer park opened in the late 1980s in the northern city of Utrecht.
The Netherlands has a long history of building free standing buildings.
In 2008, Vijnendaal was named the city with the largest free standing community in the world.