We now​ ​offer​ a 100% free stay at our​ ​fire-spitting​ ​pirate​ ​ship​ The Papillon, through AirBnB

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 18:30

In between the main waterway ​to​ ​Amsterdam and a ​mysterious​ ​forest,​ ​sits​ ​'The​ ​Papillon'​ ​-
an​ ​ancient​ ​fire-spitting​ ​pirate​ ​ship​ ​that's​ ​just​ ​been​ ​renovated​ ​into​ ​a​ ​luxurious AirBnB, now​ ​available​ ​for​ ​some​ ​bold​ ​travelers,​ ​and​ ​it's​ ​free.

This​ ​surreal,​ ​once​ ​in​ ​a​ ​lifetime​ ​opportunity​ ​is​ ​offered​ ​by​ us (The ​ADM​) ​-​ ​a​ ​community​ ​of artists,​ ​established​ ​over​ ​20​ ​years​ ​ago,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​purpose​ ​to​ ​develop,​ ​maintain​ ​and share​ ​a​ ​free​ ​way​ ​of​ ​living,​ ​collaborating​ ​and​ ​creating​ ​art.
Opening​ ​our​ ​gates​ ​a​ ​few​ ​times​ ​a​ ​year​ ​for​ ​festivals,​ ​fairs​ ​and​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​life, music​ ​and​ ​art​ ​-​ ​ADM's​ ​roots​ ​run​ ​deep​ ​in​ ​Amsterdam's​ ​culture​ ​scene.

Promo-video​ ​about​ ​our Papillon / AirBnB project​:


Now,​ ​after​ ​20​ ​years,​ ​our​ ​vibrant​ ​and​ ​colorful​ ​community​ ​is​ ​facing​ ​the​ ​possibility of​ ​eviction.​ ​

For​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time,​ ​we're​ ​opening​ ​our​ ​community​ ​on​ ​AirBnB​ ​for people​ ​from​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​to​ ​get​ ​a​ ​firsthand​ ​glimpse​ ​of​ ​our​ ​alternative lifestyle​ ​-​ ​in​ ​The​ ​Papillon.

The​ ​Papillon​ ​('Butterfly'​ ​in​ ​French)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​beautiful,​ ​uniquely​ ​modified​ ​ship. We sailed​ ​with her to​ ​the​ ​abandoned shipyard ADM​ ​in​ 1997.
She ​has​ ​since​ ​been​ ​overturned​ ​and​ ​transformed​ ​into​ ​a​ ​fire-spitting​ ​'boat-to-fly', equipped​ ​with​ ​propellers.​ ​More info, check: The story of The Papillon, on this website

Artistically​ ​designed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​inside,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​find​ ​objects like​ ​a​ ​queen-size​ ​bed​ ​made​ ​from​ ​old​ ​pianos,​ ​a​ ​dining​ ​room​ ​with​ ​liquid​ ​neon lighting​ ​and​ ​obscure​ ​art​ ​sculptures.​

​During​ ​their​ ​stay,​ ​guests​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​create art​ ​-​ ​supplies​ ​and​ ​equipment​ ​provided.

Currently​ ​ADM​ ​stands​ ​before​ ​immediate​ ​threat​ ​of​ ​eviction​ ​as​ ​corporate developers,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Amsterdam​ ​municipality,​ ​are​ ​pushing​ ​to develop​ ​the​ ​property​ ​commercially. The​ ​eviction​ ​threatens​ ​a​ ​vibrant​ ​community​ ​of​ ​125​ ​members​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages,​ ​who spent​ ​decades​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​landscape​ ​of​ ​arts,​ ​culture,​ ​nature​ ​and experimental​ ​living.​ ​Today​ ​it​ ​is​ ​considered​ ​one​ ​of​ ​Amsterdam's​ ​biggest​ ​cultural assets.

Protesting​ ​with​ ​art​

"Naturally,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​been​ ​off​ ​the​ ​grid​ ​for​ ​years,​ ​and​ ​now​ ​for the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​ever​ ​we​ ​are​ ​inviting​ ​people​ ​into​ ​our​ ​home​ ​to​ ​get​ ​to​ ​know​ ​us​ ​first hand.​ ​The​ ​artwork​ ​created​ ​by​ ​the​ ​guests​ ​will​ ​echo​ ​the​ ​voice​ ​of​ ​ADM​ ​and​ ​help​ ​our protest​ ​against​ ​eviction​ ​by​ ​filling​ ​our​ ​terrain​ ​with​ ​beautiful​ ​art​."
-Suwanne​ ​Jo,​ ​ADM​ ​spokesperson,​ ​and​ ​20​ ​years​ ​resident.

ADM​ ​and​ ​PIG​ ​Creative​ ​are​ ​working​ ​together​ ​to​ ​help​ ​spread​ ​the​ ​word​ ​about​ ​this colorful​ ​and​ ​important​ ​community​ ​to​ ​the​ ​world.

(dining hall with liquid neon lights)


(bedroom with queen-size bed, made from old pianos)


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