Mark and Sabine live in Haarlem with their son Flip. Mark was born and raised here, but Sabine grew up in Twente, on a farm. Now that she has a family, she increasingly longs for that peace and space. Because both Mark and Sabine work from home a lot, they notice that their house in Haarlem is becoming too small. They would therefore like to live in a larger house so that they both have their own workplace, preferably in the area of Overijssel.
Although the Voor Same Geld team has done their utmost, Sabine can’t get used to the fact that it’s just too far for her parents to stop by during the trials in Winterswijk. The couple eventually decides to let go of their dream home. RTL.nl spoke to Mark and Sabine to hear how they are doing now, well after the recordings.
The couple says that they actually once told friends that they would like more living space. When the program came up, Mark and Sabine were encouraged to sign up. The next day Mark did that unannounced and a few weeks later Natasha showed up on the doorstep.
Participating was a new, but very pleasant experience for the couple. “It was a lot of fun and educational to participate!”, says Sabine. The couple got a very clear picture of what they were looking for in a house through the participation. “Despite the fact that we could and were allowed to do our own thing, you also have to deal with program planning and that costs energy, but it is well worth it!”
In the episode Tuesday evening, Mark and Sabine say several times that they hesitated between two houses. One of those two was of course Winterswijk, but what was the second house? “The house in Heerde was surprisingly large and had a characteristic exterior,” says Mark. “However, the location was not ideal.” That is why they eventually chose to go on trial living in the house in Winterswijk.
Through the educational process of the program, Mark and Sabine learned that the location of the house was more important than the house itself. After their participation, they have therefore reduced their search area to the municipality of Hof van Twente en Lochem. This has resulted in a very good result. In March 2022 a very nice house from 1910 came on the market.
The detached house has been completely modernized, but has retained all the characteristic elements. The location is perfect: close to Sabine’s parents and a stone’s throw from the center. The couple made an offer and as of December 2022 they will live in Goor in Overijssel!
The timing couldn’t be better, because in the meantime Mark and Sabine have a son. They are overjoyed with their new home and their beautiful family.