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)