Marijn Sijbom is creating nostalgia , living heritage and flour!
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I grew up in a tiny Dutch town called Dalen. Even though I was very young, I clearly remember watching the wings of the windmills spinning, spinning, spinning… I fell in love instantly. The beautiful shapeing, wooden construction and the power a mill can deliver. Yes, windmiller’s blood has been running through my veins pretty much since I was born.

Unsurprisingly, by the time I turned 16, I took a course to become a professional windmiller, and graduated 2 years later. We’re talking May 2000, where I had become one of the youngest acknowledged windmillers in the Netherlands.

I’ve been operating both waterpumping windmills and grainmills ever since.
Here’s a handmade video I made of windmill de Weddermarke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwUBSlMhNA4

At times I work the mills on my own. But most of the time I am in good company. Either of my Bernese Mountaindog "Bob" or my lovely wife Maaike.

After 13 years of financing the work of my heart by working as a stage manager in a small theater venue in the Netherlands, I feel it’s time to take my passion for the windmiller’s profession seriously.

I want to lift the windmiller profession from a volunteer status into a worthy, future proof profession again.
First step?

Create a new basic income for myself so that I can:
- quit my job as a stage manager
- finance the travelling expenses to go to the mills frequently
- have the time and energy to invite schoolclasses to the mills and teach kids about the magic inner life of grain and water mills, so that who knows… they might want to become windmillers too!

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I'm grateful
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! You go for nostalgia!
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$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You helped me so much and as a thank I will send you a card with my personal thanks!
Name on car!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
When you pledge me with 50 dollars, first of all I'm very very happy, but I will also put your name at my car! So everyone can see that you help me. How awesome is that!
Name on car and a sign in windmill de Weddermarke
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
 When you pledge me with 100 dollars, first of all I'm very very veryhappy,  but I will also put your name at my car and a sign in one of my windmills! So everyone can see that you  help me. How awesome is that! 
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$9 of $25 per month
I will publish a youtube digital tour in the Dutch windmill "de Weddermarke"
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I grew up in a tiny Dutch town called Dalen. Even though I was very young, I clearly remember watching the wings of the windmills spinning, spinning, spinning… I fell in love instantly. The beautiful shapeing, wooden construction and the power a mill can deliver. Yes, windmiller’s blood has been running through my veins pretty much since I was born.

Unsurprisingly, by the time I turned 16, I took a course to become a professional windmiller, and graduated 2 years later. We’re talking May 2000, where I had become one of the youngest acknowledged windmillers in the Netherlands.

I’ve been operating both waterpumping windmills and grainmills ever since.
Here’s a handmade video I made of windmill de Weddermarke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwUBSlMhNA4

At times I work the mills on my own. But most of the time I am in good company. Either of my Bernese Mountaindog "Bob" or my lovely wife Maaike.

After 13 years of financing the work of my heart by working as a stage manager in a small theater venue in the Netherlands, I feel it’s time to take my passion for the windmiller’s profession seriously.

I want to lift the windmiller profession from a volunteer status into a worthy, future proof profession again.
First step?

Create a new basic income for myself so that I can:
- quit my job as a stage manager
- finance the travelling expenses to go to the mills frequently
- have the time and energy to invite schoolclasses to the mills and teach kids about the magic inner life of grain and water mills, so that who knows… they might want to become windmillers too!

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I'm grateful
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! You go for nostalgia!
Receive a card
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You helped me so much and as a thank I will send you a card with my personal thanks!
Name on car!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
When you pledge me with 50 dollars, first of all I'm very very happy, but I will also put your name at my car! So everyone can see that you help me. How awesome is that!
Name on car and a sign in windmill de Weddermarke
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
 When you pledge me with 100 dollars, first of all I'm very very veryhappy,  but I will also put your name at my car and a sign in one of my windmills! So everyone can see that you  help me. How awesome is that!