Netherlands-based Microwoning.com, a startup creating solutions for the housing shortage, announced that it has raised €2.5M in a Seed round of funding to further expand the number of microwoningen (micro homes) on private land in the country.
The startup aims to fight the housing crisis by providing an out-of-the-box solution – building in spaces where it used to be impossible.
Founded in 2022 by Matthijs Rolleman, Microwoning.com builds modern homes ranging in size from 20m2 to 40m2, on unused plots of private property where it wasn’t previously possible.
In order to ensure that as many new micro homes as possible may be realized, the startup handles the entire process from planning to realization, including finance.
This is in response to the housing issue right now and in the future as smaller households become more prevalent.
According to a statement from Microwoning, in order to address the housing shortfall in the Netherlands, Dutch law requires that 87,000 extra homes be built a year in 2023, 2024, and 2025.
This number rises to 100,000 extra homes to be created annually starting in 2026.
However, Microwoning is sure that unconventional ideas will aid in the battle against the housing crisis and is making every effort to realize tiny houses on private property.