House vH is located on the edge of the Oosterhout marina. The design of the house engages with these rural, rustic surroundings. The simple, reserved architecture provides a beautiful contrast with the neighbouring farm without causing any change in style. The front of the house is closed, but the back is totally transparent, allowing the occupants a view of passing boats from kitchen, living-room and bedroom. The slight elevation of the house in relation to the surrounding land enhances this view. Large, overhanging canopies ensure that direct sunlight is filtered and contribute to a pleasant in-door climate. The solar panels on the roof in combination with an air heat pump make the house completely energy neutral.