Basecamp is a Tiny House Workhub, Eco-Retreat and Living Lab. A place where digital nomads live and work temporarily. Furthermore the Tiny Houses are extremely suitable as a holiday home, meeting room or temporarily homebase.

Next to all of this, Basecamp is a showroom for Tiny House Living & Working. The Tiny Houses are manufactured by several builders. By displaying a variety of Tiny Houses, Basecamp offers the ability to see different variations of Tiny Living. This way you can even choose a different experience everytime you return.

Basecamp as living lab. Basecamp experiments with sustainable ways of working and living. Successes will be impletented in housing projects and new Basecamps around the world.

Where nature, sea and industry come together between the marina, the beach and the Kennemermeer in the dunes, you’ll find Basecamp.

Address: Kennemermeer 27 1976 GK IJmuiden Nederland

At this stage Basecamp has 32 Tiny Houses

It is more than just a small living space. It is a lifestyle with a clear phylosopy. Small and cleverly decorated houses of maximum 50 m2 with a Het is meer dan een kleine leefruimte. Het is een levensstijl met een duidelijke filosofie. Kleine en slim ingerichte, woningen van maximaal 50 m2 with the smallest possible ecological footprint.

Currently Basecamp is only located in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, but keep an eye on the website because it will not be long before new locations are announced.


Online payments can be made by credit card or via iDeal. If you do not have a credit card, you can pay on location with debit card or cash.

Credit card payments need to be verified by the card owner before a payment can be charged. As soon as the payment is triggered you will receive a verification request via email send by our booking system. Just press varify and we are all set!

The longer you stay, the lower the price. Basecamp accepts reservations from 2 nights up to a maximum of 1 month. watch out; you may never want anything else after this experience!

You can amend your booking free of charge up to and including 7 days before arrival. A €25 administration fee will be charged for changing bookings with an arrival date within 7 days.

You can cancel your booking free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. 100% will be charged for canceling reservations with an arrival date within 3 days

Basecamp accepts all common credit cards.


BaseCamp welcomes all kitchen princes and princesses with open arms! Almost all Tiny Houses have a fully equipped kitchen. Only the Tiny Suite A, ÖÖD Suites and the Soap Factory do not have a kitchen. These Tiny Houses can best be compared to a hotel room.

How nice a joint dishwashing session, with bubbles flying around your ears, can be, some of the Tiny Houses have a dishwasher. Click here for more information regarding the design of the Tiny Houses.

No, none of our Tiny Houses have a TV. Who needs a TV when you are sitting between the dunes and next to the Kennemermeer? At Basecamp we have the nature channel.

Does your engine run on caffeine? Don’t worry, all Tiny Houses have a coffee machine. This can either be an old school filter machine, a frenchpress or a perculator.

At Basecamp we understand that you like to be online. That is why each Tiny House has its own WiFi router.

All Tiny Houses are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Only final cleaning is included in your stay. If you would like an interim cleaning, this can be arranged for € 25. Get in touch with our team.

If Basecamp IJmuiden is mentioned on the package. It will be delivered at our reception. If no one was present at the time of delivery, there are two options. 1. The package has been delivered to the port at the office of Seaport IJmuiden. 2. The package has been taken to a collection point in IJmuiden.

Check in & Check out

Check-in is from 3 pm. If you want to come earlier to spend some time on the beach, that’s no problem. We cannot guarantee that your house will be ready before 3 pm.

Do you want to get the most out of your stay and move into your Tiny House on time? You can check in at 1 pm for an extra €25,-. Please note; the possibility of an early check-in is subject to availability.

You can check out until 10 am.

Don’t feel like getting up early? For an extra €25,- you can check out until 1 pm. Please note; the possibility of a late check-out is subject to availability.


Basecamp rents out bikes for €11,- a day or electrical bicycles for € 29 per day.

There is a washing machine and dryer on site. If you wish to use this, please contact the team. The costs are € 5 per washing or drying.


The more the merrier. If you are coming with several cars, please inform the reservation team. The first car is included in the price. Each additional car is € 13 per night in high season and €11,- in low season. If you come with several cars, please provide all number plates.

Absolutely. Bus stop, IJmuiden aan Zee is located right next to the site. So you can roll straight from the bus into your Tiny House.

The site is car-free. It is not possible to get to your Tiny House by car. Fortunately, the parking lot borders directly on the site. To make loading and unloading easier, we have a number of luggage trolleys at the entrance.


Do you suffer from separation anxiety or is Basecamp the ideal place for your dog? For an extra € 15 your best friend is more than welcome in one of the following houses:

EcoCabin 25
EcoCabin 32
EcoCabin60 North
Tiny Studio
Tiny Loft
Tiny for 4
Tiny Sun Deck Suite South
Copacabana Beach House
Maya Bay Beach House
Bondi Beach House
Waikiki Beach House
Mill Home Single
Mill Home Duo 2
Das Boot
Compact House
Nomad 2

When you make your reservation on our website, simply press the add dog surcharge button.

You can’t buy the actual Tiny House at Basecamp, but you can contact the manufacture if you have interest in a specific model. They will be able to recreate the model as showcased at Basecamp. Contact Compact Housing for more information.


At Basecamp we guarantee a contactless check-in. Before arrival you can check-in online via a link and enter your payment details. This ensures that you no longer have to come by reception. We also work with key lockers. By means of a code you can get access to your key and enter your Tiny House directly.

Our Tiny Houses are completely self-sufficient and therefore Basecamp can remain open during this time.