Living in a country below sealevel you can see very well in the village Almere Haven where I live. The village is not situated very close behind the dikes but recently new neighbourhoods are built rather close behind the dikes.
Standing on the dike you could have a look in the surroundings of these very expensive houses with swimmingpools in their garden. Fast growing hedges and trees were planted to have some privacy.
The orange house is a living for five families each with their own part.