We are Peter Feenstra and Hans Kouwenberg, two “young men” living in the Gard in the south of France. We are originally from Amsterdam, Holland, but in 2007 we moved (first) to Ray-sur-Saône in Burgundy, taking our company with us. Our company developed navigation and GPS software for inland skippers. We sold our company in 2015 and we’ve retired now (although Peter is still working occasionally).
In Ray, we bought the “Domaine du Bac”, a bunch of 3 houses, where we spent our time gardening, travelling and writing. In 2022 we decided to sell the Domaine du Bac in Ray-sur-Saône to new, Swiss, owners.
After the sales of the Domaine, we decided NOT to buy a house, but to RENT, to be more flexible. So we ended up in a rather nice appartment in the city of Nîmes, a very lively and young town in the “Gard” department. There we are at a walking distance of the exiting city centre that combines its antique buildings with the vibrant atmosphere of a student town. We had planned to stay in Nîmes untill it would be time for a change again…. but that moment came sooner than expected, when our neighbours began to be noisy. So we let a house in Barjac, in the country side. We’ll move in November 2023.