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When they both started in 1973 with their hobby they rented a barn of the family of Oorspronk in Eerbeek and one of the Farmers Union in Dieren.
Because Gé and Jos both moved to Zwolle it was more convenient to find space nearby.
From the early 80s of the last century they rented a barn in the grounds of a former farmer Pals between Vollenhove and Marknesse in NoordOostpolder.
Gé and Jos saw it differently: this barn was an ideal base to rebuild nicely. They worked for over eight years on utility facilities, placing thermopane windows and build a working and living space. The outside area had to be a parking lot and lawn. Read more ...
Many hobbyist will agree with us: it is hard to find space.
With the plan to no longer rent, but to go buy, a real foray began in December 1993 along brokers in the region. A broker in Wezep offered them land of a former chicken farmer with one problem: there is a barn with an asbestos roof and that must demolish them yourself.
After several years, the rent was terminated, so theu searched again. Horse nurser van Leussen in Dalfsen had a modest shed as a workshop and a large dilapidated shed for storage. But even here the rent was terminated after the workshop had been refurbished nicely.