About us


NxtGen Houses is a private property developer and residential real estate investor. We partner with entrepreneurs and investors to achieve attractive and sustainable returns at acceptable risks. Our objective & strategy is to become a residential real estate platform for design, project development, investing, management and fund structuring.

In 2016 we created our patented NxtGen Industrial building system, followed by our NxtGen Kitchens building system in 2018 (www.nxtgenbuilding.com). Both “proven” systems used in our rental business are Lego-like releasable, have the same look and feel and can be used stand alone or in combination (Photogallery).

In 2019 we were approached if it was possible to built residential houses with our NxtGen building systems (Introduction). During 2019 we analyzed the different building methods in use, designed and tested in stealth mode, with focus on longevity, high quality and reuse of building components. In the first quarter of 2020 we finalized our NxtGen Houses building system.

We applied the same design and engineering principles used for the existing NxtGen systems:
– Designed for Disassembly (releasable)
– Designed for future Adaptability
– Easy construction (mounting)
– Lightweight building (less material)
– Easy availability of materials (saves delivery and erection time)
– No big/heavy building elements or heavy machinery
– Sustainable and circular (bio-based) materials

We added principles, typical for residential houses such as airtight, ventilation, insulation, focus on health, natural light, minimal maintenance and energy demand. By reducing weight and length of the construction process, embodied energy can be saved. The “plug & play” connections between elements can be easily and quickly executed.

The world needs cheaper, smarter and better construction solutions (McKinsey & Company) in order to keep up with the demand for sustainable residential living environments. The answer can be found in digital transformation (PropTech 2020) and prefabricated / pre-assembled Lego-like building components.

“NxtGen Smart Modular Building” combines modular design with prefabrication methods which results in our Affordable Community Living and our NxtGen Loft building types that are easily adaptable over time. More sustainable residential living requires that decisions respect the interdependence of all life. We believe that establishing lasting relationships and a transparent working method has a positive effect on returns. NxtGen Houses firmly believes in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Our unique NxtGen Houses building system, my legacy, contributes to sustainability of the built environment and can make “The Difference”.

Carel van Duuren

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