Now, the new windmill is being rebuild. An octagonal, four-winged mill is built according to the earlier, traditional design. Unlike its ancestor, this mill will not fulfill the traditional function as a grain mill.
This 4-winged thatched windmill will have a double function in the future. In the first place, both the mill and the concrete substructure will have a residential function, and secondly the generation of energy. Like the great cousins of this mill, the movement of the blades set in motion by the wind is converted into energy.
Quote from Mr. Franken: “I did not want to build a monument that deteriorates when I am no longer here. There is a revenue model behind it. The mill will soon generate electricity for about twenty households. A modern windmill system will be installed in the ridge. My house will be built in the mill and five more apartments, so-called “field rooms”, will be built under the mill. Those field rooms are rented out. I will live with my wife in the large house in the mill.”