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casarobino or simply casa is a small apartment in Amsterdam shared by nomadic travelers. The place is rented by Robino who decided to use the space as a home-base for same-minded and sometimes not-so-same-minded people. It is also called a nomadbase.


Guidelines for Sustainability

  • The house does not like dead animals nor fish; unless you are a kitten.
  • You take what you need and share what you want/can.
  • Once you are in the house, you share the house
i.e the house is yours as much as it is anyone else's.

Everyone is a Host

  • Welcome new people into the house.
  • Open the door when the doorbell rings if, and only if, they have a current password.
  • Respect existing culture, no great civilization has ever forgotten its past.
  • Think of others first, before you think of yourself.

Contribution Consciousness

  • Casa loves initiative;
  • Collect, Cook, Clean, Create.
  • Create space by giving space
  • Leave a useful contribution

Keep it clean

The house is at its best when it is tidy and semi-organised. If you feel like something is dirty: clean it. This especially counts for the living room, kitchen and bathroom. There are no obligations, just common courtesy. Take your initiative, never anticipate.

  • It's common to take off your shoes at the entrance.
  • Clean windows give a clear view to the world.
  • There are lists of daily, weekly and monthly "fun tasks" on toilet-door, to help keep the house nice and tidy.
  • The vacuum cleaners are the closet at the end of the hall (also called the 'torture-room').
  • Beer bottles are recycled, so please, no cigarette butts in beer bottles.


  • In Amsterdam there is not a lot of garbage separation. They think it is more efficient to separate afterwards.
  • Most stuff can be brought right outside, any time. You can put the garbage-bags in the container in front of the house.
  • Turn right and at the end of the street you'll find recycling boxes for paper and glass.
  • Glass with refund goes to the supermarkets: some beer bottles. Organic juice bottles go to the organic store.
  • Glass recycling is under the sink in the cabinet. Please take glass out when almost full and put bag in hallway for someone to pick up or recycle it yourself right away.
  • Big trash and big electronical equipment can be put outside next to the garbage bins from Monday's 9pm until Tuesday 10am.
  • Small chemical trash (batteries, paint) and some other related trash can be brought to a special car next to the recycling bins every third tuesday of the month 09.00 – 09.30
  • Check Trashwiki
  • Distribution of Chemical Waste [1]


Sharing can be challenging. It challenges us to think together, to give and to be transparent. It also challenges us to think in terms of how to we treat each-other and the earth? This includes how people interact but also what people buy, what they do in and around the house and what they don't do.

Sharing the Casa

  • How to make sure everyone always tries to think of others first before thinking of himself.
examples, gentle use of doors and toilets when other people are sleeping and awareness of noise in general, also in relation to neighbors (on the balcony, on the stairs). Other examples include, making sure that stuff is clean, so you are invited and enabling others to do their thing (e.g. cooking).
  • How to make people feel home as soon as they enter, and give them the feeling they are the hosts themselves
important to give the hosts a hug.
  • How to make sure people do more cleaning than what they make dirty.
We don't like to be told what to do, we like initiative. But how do we make other hosts/guests do things more often ? What is acceptable and what isn't?

How to resolve these issues?

Sharing the Earth

  • How to prevent people from buying stuff that is bad for the environment
examples: bleached and multi-layered toilet-paper, non-organic good.
Issue: some things costs more money, the thing that many travelers are lacking. How can we overcome this problem?
  • How to prevent people from buying stuff that is bad for our health.
examples of food for which there are more healthy alternatives: processed fruit-juices and other processed food, meat, greasy stuff
  • How to prevent people from flying for pleasure?
Promoting hitchhiking and other forms of sustainable transportation such as biking and hiking is very central in the house, but how to actually make people aware that flying is simply very bad and should always be prevented if one travels for pleasure?