About Us

Our mission

Our ambition as a foundation is to enable affordable and safe living in deltas and developing economies. We are going to build locally with as many local materials as possible and of course in collaboration with the local population.

This will start in the Pampanga Delta, but people in the rest of the Philippines have to deal with housing shortages and flooding as well. Therefore, our ambition does not stop in Central Luzon, because a large part of the world’s population lives in coastal areas that often have to deal with flooding. Examples are Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Ultimately, we want to offer everyone dry feet.

Our story

Growing up in the Netherlands, we have learned what is to live in a flood-prone delta. Over hundreds of years people have learned how to live with the water, through flood protection, but also by living on the water in houseboats. Also, through our personal experience with living in a flood-prone area in the Philippines, we have experienced the urgency of a floating home. The great local demand for safe housing motivates us to do everything we can to ensure that we can help people there.

Our market

After building the first pilot home, we want to set up a local company in the Philippines. We want to prefabricate and sell the tried and tested product with its unique design on a large scale to municipalities, organizations, investors and families.

Our floating home makes it possible to live in places which are not suitable for regular housing. Hereby, we offer a solution for the housing shortage. The housing shortage in the Philippines is estimated at around 5.7 million. The majority of the housing shortage takes place in the coastal areas in the lower and middle-income classes. Finch Floating Homes wants to make it possible for these people to live affordable and safe.

Our Team

Joran van Schaik

Joran is responsible for the operational management and has a background in civil engineering.

Pieter Ham

Pieter is our technical man, a real problem solver who is currently promoting on the floating homes at TU Delft.

Petra Heijmans

Petra has years of experience as an office manager and assists the team in word and deed.

Jurrian Knijtijzer

Jurrian is an experienced architect and founder of Finch Buildings, partner of Finch Floating Homes.

Jesse Luttik

Jesse is involved with the business side and has a background in sustainable development.

Tika Meijer y Bodisco Massink

Tika is our community manager and has a background in adaptive and international water management.

Our Partners

Finch Buildings is the main partner of Finch Floating Homes. Finch Buildings operates in the Netherlands and builds sustainable modular housing. Both companies share the same vision: We want sustainable living to become available to everyone. Finch Buildings has a large network in the real estate sector, which Finch Floating Homes uses. The expertise of Finch Buildings is also used in the Philippines.

Pieter is doing PhD research for the TU Delft Global Initiative. This means that for the coming years, he will be busy optimising the floating home. The goal of the Global Initiative program is to solve problems in developing countries with technology and thus by applying knowledge where it is needed most. This is exactly what Finch Floating Homes does. Thanks to the collaboration with TU Delft, several students have already connected with Finch Floating Homes.

We are in close contact with the former mayor of Hagonoy. The former mayor is an important ambassador for the floating homes. Partly because of this contact, there are now several municipalities that have made a location available for placing the homes. The municipalities cannot wait for the houses to float.

Finch Floating Homes also collaborates with the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. MBA students have done extensive market research, after which they have made a number of business models. The house is optimised with the use of local knowledge.

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Contact details

Finch Floating Homes
Visiting address:
Rigakade 10
1013 BC Amsterdam

E-mail: info@finchfloatinghomes.com

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