Arcadia (in Greek: Arkadia) is a mountainous area located in the centre of the southern Greek peninsula of Peloponnes. In Greek mythology, Arcadia was declared the epicenter of the »Golden Age«, where people could live as happy shepherds without the stresses of arduous labor and social conformities.
The project »Arkadia« examines life in Dutch holiday house parks. The homogeneous architectural arrangement of the parks makes the houses appear like requisites of a perfect, artificial world. Like a modern day Arcadia.
The tourists' decision in choosing a mirror image of their everyday homes as their holiday destination seems to be an absurd idea. Nevertheless, holiday house tourism is a popular choice for many tourists.