Energy Diary

Recalling the feel of bare feet on warm sand

Young boy pulling bow and arrow on warm sand.

As a boy, Sebastiaan Veldhuisen lived on the island of Curacao, where shirts and shoes were largely optional. When his family moved back to The Netherlands, he became an 'insider', preferring to avoid at all costs the discomfort of cold, damp weather. 

Find out Sebas and his roommates innovated to stay warm while studying architecture. And how he continues to explore unconventional, low-cost heating solutions artists in Amsterdam and low-income families in rural Romania.