My Dream - Urban Maker Space, New York

We offer private studios - to fully equipped, shared workspaces. For the first half of this article, I’ll outline what my idea is and why I want to pursue this.The second half I’ll talk more about the business model behind it and how it will work. I’ve been refining and contemplating on the Maker Space concept for the last four months, and I’m proud to be able to share it with you in more detail today.

"What's on my mind" mini-series

I had four hours to kill on my flight from Toronto to Calgary so I wrote 5 short stories about things that have been on my mind for the last few weeks. Over the last week, I published these stories on LinkedIn but I wanted to put them all together here. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts ✌️

Am I allowed to Say NO?

When am I allowed to say NO? It’s a question I’ve really been struggling with lately. Is there such a thing as saying NO too often? I really believe, and have experienced, the power of focus. And in order to stay focused, you have to say no sometimes.

I need your ideas!

On September 25th, 2017, I wrote in a Facebook post that I was starting a company in New York City. 6 months later, I can confirm that that’s the way I’m heading. “If it’s still in your mind it’s worth taking the risk” In these last six months though, I’ve hit more walls then I could ever imagine before, but I’m very grateful for every single hit as they all taught me some incredibly valuable lessons. It might sound cliché, but I can assure you it’s been quite a journey…

My experience after 6 months of being a Social Media Consultant

2 Years ago, I started a company called Tiny House Belgium. The one-and-only reason that company never lost any money was social media. In fact, social media is the reason I started THB. By posting photos and videos on Facebook of me building my own Tiny House, people started following me, asking me questions about how to do certain things and eventually people started asking if I could build a Tiny House for them.

10 things the CoLiving industry will need to succeed

Housing is our number one expanse on a monthly basis. Wetter it’s paying rent or paying off a mortgage. Yet, the housing industry hasn’t changed in years. We still only have 2 options: Buying or Renting. But it looks like we are finally getting some alternatives. I ran a Tiny House construction business in Belgium, building wooden houses on wheels (more information) and right now I’m fascinated by Coliving.

My new year resolutions for 2018

Setting goals in the beginning of the year is complete bullshit. 40% of Americans make New Years resolutions but only 8% sticks to them. But I do believe in taking the time to set/(re)-evaluate my personal goals throughout the year. The difference this year is that the beginning of the year coincidentally aligns with a tipping point in my life. I’m not gonna talk about that tipping point in this article, but trust me, I’ll write about it later.

My Journey to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. Normally when people ask me what I do, I start 2 years ago. But in this article, I want to go back a little further. Back to when my parents decided to move to a different city in 2007 ( I was 9 years old at the time).

Corporate vs personal branding

When I started Tiny House Belgium, a company that built, sold and promoted Tiny Houses, I got a lot of attention from digital and traditional media. It all started with the Facebook Page I made that got over a 1000 likes in the first month of it’s existence.

My Story in Short

2 years ago (2015) is where I usually start my story. Back then I just turned 17 and I loved the United States. I had been there once but knew that I one day wanted to live there. So on April 1st, 2015 I had the opportunity to go to California for the next 3 months.