Already on a county map from 1694  a duck decoy ("Vogel Kooy") is found at our address on the Heideweg at the village of Jistrum ("Eestrum") with the house of the owner. A duck pond on our property is a remnant of the original  duck decoy.

In 1996, the previous owner has
handedly built a modern house behind the old cottage in the style of a wooden barn. In 2007 we bought the property and afterwards renovated the old cottage completely in rustic style.