|View from backyard (Overy et. al. p76)|
Truus Schroder didn’t want a house that imposed a certain lifestyle onto her, unlike her previous home, but rather she wanted a house that would “allow her to develop her craving for freedom and independence”. (Overy et. al. p8) She also wanted a house that allowed her to be closer to her children. Schroder wanted to live in a house that brought her closer to nature, a house where the boundaries of inside and outside starts to blur. She wanted to live nearer to the “sky, sun, weather, and rain”, and had no intention of living on the ground level. She believed that life should be “transparent and elementary” (Mulder, van Zizil p6) and wanted a house that reflected such an ideology.