Born at the mill
Jeff always says that “he was born looking at the windmill”. It was in this white house that he came into the world, where his parents, Clara and Michel, lived. You can actually visit this house with Jeff. He will tell you about the day-to-day life of his parents at the start of the century. Jeff grew up in the shadow of this stone giant, then he left to work near Lille.
When he retired, he came back to his beloved windmill.
Gold in his hands
Jeff has always loved building, making, repairing. His curiosity encouraged him to see how objects work and how to improve them. So, imagine the possibilities that a windmill represented! After seeing the windmills in the Netherlands, he came back with an array of knowledge to apply to the Steenmeulen. Today, not a day goes by where Jeff isn’t involved with the windmill. And since he collects old machines, there is always something to do!