welcome to the house of revolutionary building

(Forget all you know about building as usual)

  • Reinvent the habitat.
  • Turn the building world upside down.
  • Realise, build and scale new ideas.

Meet the winners of our challenge

Reinvent the habitat

In 3 words: Reinvent The Habitat.
In 119 words: we’re building houses
according to one basic concept.
Business as usual…… read more

Thorb - for who

An independent thinker.
The inventor of a new material.
Someone with a great idea but
without the right connections….. read more

The prize

No one-minute free shopping spree.
No weekend trip. No car in the wrong
colour from a brand you don’t like.
But the ultimate prize….. read more


about thorb

We are the house of revolutionary building. Our mission: creating homes that fully meet
the wishes and desires of their future habitants. For a revolutionary low price. Call it
shaking up run-of-the-mill….. read more


thorb heritage

Thorb is a start-up that originated from Expeditie Gratis Wonen, an innovation initiative that was
funded by five market leaders with a traditional building and real estate background. One of the
goals was to reduce the cost of a house…. read more

thorb’s team

Rick van den Bos & Henry Draijer
Rick is an entrepeneur, graduated psychologist and amazed outsider for 15 years
in the tech-dominated area of building and real estate. Henry studied business
administration. Has been working in different commercial jobs within the field
of traditional construction and real estate and decided to become a rebel with
a cause…..read more

Wanted: revolutionary ideas

Wanted: revolutionary ideas for the house of the future Four stone walls and a roof will be a thing...

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  • Reinvent the habitat.
  • Turn the building world upside down.
  • Realise, build and scale new ideas.