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Cycling Nomads | XPLORid | Maastricht the Netherlands

House and pet sitting


In exchange for accommodation we care for pets and plants. Having a dog or cat of our own isn't easy because of our nomad lifestyle. The more we enjoy caring for animals during house and pet sittings.

After very good experiences with house and pet sits in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Curaçao we want to build up a network of permanent house and pet sitting gigs spread across Europe. In exchange for accommodation we care for pets and plants. In between these sits we will cycle across Europe.

House and pet sitting brings us a lot of joy. Besides the (special) care, we love the walks, play time, petting and cuddles.


We can provide numerous references. We are very organised, responsible and reliable. We don’t smoke nor drink alcohol. We both have a driving license. 

Are you looking for someone to house and or pet sit? We are here to help! We would love to get to know you in a video call by WhatsApp, Skype or Facebook.


The meaning of XPLORid

Xplore: discovering the world

People, Pets & Planet: help to people, animals and planet, pet sitting

Low carbon: cycling and public transport

Outdoor: being outdoors 24/7

Reconnect: nature and local communities

idworx: the brand of our indestructible bicycles



Xid (“exit”) refers to leaving behind our possessions. No house, kitchen, bed and bathroom of our own. As cycling nomads it's every day a surprise where we end up and we slip back to three basic needs: eating, drinking and sleeping.



A meaningfull life, freedom, nature and sports.

I am adventurous and enjoy discovering new things.

I like to sing (in the shower). I know a lot of lyrics by heart. Rather a concert of Coldplay instead of a festival. 

I am a go-getter and I love the motto "a deal's a deal". I see a future in a world where we no longer strive for economic growth, but for ecological stability. My old life in sales and commerce does not fit into this picture. The contrast is far too great. In addition to my commitment to Stichting XPLORid, I hope to contribute to an organization that suits me. I'm still searching to find what I am looking for.

I focus on sponsor requests, press and social media. 


I am calm, self-conscious, (un)patient, sweet, passionate, sporty, witty, adventurous, quirky, enthusiastic, honest, reliable, persistent, tireless, forgetful, slow, naive and not very structured.


I have an allergy for the words "you must". I choose my own way, and I'm authentic and independent.


I love freedom, sports (swimming and cycling), traveling, salsa dancing, exciting stories, John Irving, Quintin Tarantino. But most of all I love Linda.


I like white sheets and black coffee. I prefer being in nature and not in a crowded city. I love café De Pieter, swimming pool Jekerdal and my three beautiful daughters.


I love challenges, single malt Scottish peat whiskey, dark chocolate, good food, cooking and of course my mother's apple pie and chicken soup.

I focus on navigation and bicycle maintenance.


World by bike | World bicycle tour | Cycling around the world

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