dear fatih akin, on behalf of female hitchhikers: thank you for showing us as we are ---

strong, daring, assertive, emotional, patient, crafty, perceptive, resourceful, and still "real".

i love these stereotypes.

Living With Less. Documentary with Casa people

Living with Less ("Leven met minder") is a short movie made to show alternatives to excessive consumption and is now broadcasted in Amsterdam for free. It features three story-lines, an organic farm, two professional sportsmen and casa divers.

You can see the movie in the center of the city at Leidseplein inside the restaurant in the Stadsschouwburg (the large building facing the square, see map)

Thank you!

We would love to thank you all for letting us film la casa, the open dinner and all of you who participated in it last week Thursday!
For those who were wondering why there was a camera running but left without a clue: we are making films about alternative ways of traveling via online hospitality communities around the world. Kicking the Amsterdam episode off by visiting Casa Robino.
We could not have wished for a more warm and welcome start.
Thank you Robin and all others in the casa!

thursday night dinner in istanbul

A few weeks before ever coming to Istanbul, I got a random e-mail from Mert there, who told me he had seen me dancing in Lily's dumpster-dive documentary, Skipping Waste.

freegan dinner istanbul

Skipping Waste Torrent

Dont you just love how much the casa connects? A fellow casaite has posted up skipping waste as a torrent for all to download to their hearts content.

Voila the link:

Big thanks to Sebastian! Will put it on the trashwiki site too. Thanks! x


Its up its up its up! Skipping waste is officialy ONLINE! Hoorah. Big thanks to mathieu and Kasper for helping me on this when my head was ready to explode. See for more info:


yeow! x lily

Film screening TOMORROW

Yo kids, so the film is pretty much finished... tomorrow night is definitely going to be happening. Anyone who wants to come along is welcome of course... it will be at my place at 'the couch' in leiden. My dutch number is 0611279203 so send me a text/call and ill work out how to find you/give you the address. Its right near central station so no hassles.

Cheers and hope to see some of you there! woot! x lil

Dumpster Film Screening 28th Feb

So... if i ever manage to leave the casa again, Ill be heading back to Leiden to finish my editing and get this show on the road. The 28th FEB, (SAT) will hopefully be the climactic event, screening at my place 'the couch' in central Leiden.

Come laugh at yourself singing and giggling 'dumpster dive, dumpster dive, come on take a dumpster dive with meeeeeeeeee'.

x lil

a place to stay and breath...?

Hey there lovely casa crew...

I just got back from a little tweedledee around france for a month or two, and am back in holland! Am feeling like a little lost traveller actually... need some space and time with crew i know and love and a little corner for myself. Anyway, im planning on staying in amsterdam till christmas, and then a couple of weeks after... and am wondering if there is space in the casa you need to fill?? Mandy needs some time out, so im checking my options! Plus i would love to put the final touches on my filming with you guys around!

Filming the dumpstering

Hey there lovely casa people...

I have been ridiculously slow on getting back to you guys about filming the dumpstering... but have finally made some brain space, so here i am!

I would love love love to come along with you, whoever, whenever, when you go, i would love to get as much footage as possible, ask questions to anyone who doesnt mind answering etc..