You can have your dream house designed and built on a free plot – just the way you want it. Plots are minimum 600 m2 in size. Depending on what you want, you can make some of the plots as large as you like.

Our Vroondaal advisers are always here to discuss your dream with you. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in private home design and construction and will support you with tailored advice.

There are four different areas to Vroondaal North. Each area has its own identity shaped by the architecture selected. The villas in ‘het Park’ form a stately traditional-style wall along the greenery. The villas in ‘de Spiegel’ are defined by their relationship with the water. In ‘de Hoogte’, the villas boast modern architecture. The plots on ‘het Goed’ have pretty much thrown any architectural rules out of the window.

Each plot comes with own ‘plot passport’. This passport sets out the basic requirements for the design of your dream villa. For example, it shows what land is allocated, the area to be built on, the building lines, the positioning of any trees and the building style with building regulations.

Plots available
Tips for building your own home

To help you get started, we have put together a few tips for buying and building on your own plot.

  • Find the plot that best suits you in terms of size, how much sun it gets, position and building options.
  • Choose the process that suits you. Do you want to work with an architect, or to work with a builder (choosing from a catalogue of house types)? An architect may need more involvement and time from you, but you will end up with a unique design that meets your specific requirements. A builder with a catalogue of options offers greater certainty; you know what you are getting and how much it will cost.
  • Remember that opting for a process using an architect does not by definition mean that your house will cost more; there are countless examples where the opposite is true. You are in a far stronger negotiating position if you are free to choose your builder.
  • Enter into detailed discussions with around three architects or builders (with a catalogue of options) and choose the one that you have the best feeling about.
  • Make a list of your requirements and how you want to live: surface area of the house/plot, number of rooms with dimensions and qualitative requirements such as mezzanine floors, bay windows etc. Also consider the positioning of the kitchen and other important areas (front, terrace side).
  • In the initial phase, make an estimate of the costs, which will serve as a starting point. Differentiate between ground costs, building costs and additional costs. You will continue to add detail to this estimate throughout the process.
  • Prepare a plan so that you can put together a concrete and achievable schedule as quickly as possible; you can expect the entire process to take around 1½ to 2 years until you are actually living there. The design phase (for the permit) takes around six months.
  • Make sure you have your finances in place from early on in the process; we know from experience that this takes a long time, even if you know you can borrow enough money.
  • Make sure that you have a builder with the security of a building guarantee to give you the assurance that your house will be built (to completion).
  • Create a mood board to give yourself inspiration and make it clear what you want (house and garden). Look for photos and pictures of houses and interiors that appeal to you; look at colours and materials too.