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Being a part of the sharing economy: making friends all over Europe

We are full-time pet sitters. We traverse Europe from sit to sit. We’ve taken care of everything from chihuahuas to chickens. From mules to Spanish waterdogs. Traveling in this day and age enables us to enjoy possibilities which – let’s say 15 years ago – were unimaginable. The internet brings imagination closer to reality. Dreams … Read more

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The Rise of the Homo Economicus. A short history till 2020.

Since everything in our global economy is valued and expressed in numbers and currency it has to have serious impact on existential questions. Like for example, how do I perceive my presence at spaceship earth? Or how do I define myself as a human being. What kind of a Homo Sapiens am I? I use observations … Read more

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Climate change can be slowed down. Start detoxing today.

We live in a capitalist society. Because of capitalism we can eat very affordable bread everywhere in the world. You and I can visit a supermarket and buy whatever we want. Capitalism brings competition which in theory will do two things: “the best quality and the best price for the consumer”. In a capitalist society … Read more

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Pet sitter hosts: The ultimate guide for the best experience

A little while ago I have written down the 13 things it takes to become a excellent house sitter. We take our job very seriously and like to make pets and owners very happy. As do many other pet sitters. Now it is time for a guide for pet sitter hosts: what to think about Read more

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8 Reasons why living on a budget is really cool

I think living on a small budget is really cool. JD and myself are able to live an amazing life – in Europe – with only €400,- a month. For two persons. And that includes everything from transport to food and insurance. I wouldn’t say there aren’t any disadvantages. Of course there are. But the Read more

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This is the #1 burning question people ask us all the time

As most of you know JD and myself are a strange couple. We are in our 30’s but we don’t have our own home. We don’t have a mortgage and we don’t rent one. It has been more than 3 years ago that we had our own house.   

We might be strange because of other Read more

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8 Tempting benefits of house sitting

We justifiably can call ourselves very experienced house & pet sitters now. We did 17 sits, and took care of 18 cats, 10 dogs, 8 horses, 6 rabbits, and much more pets since our start as pet sitting virgins. And we are absolutely not done yet. House sitting has got so many benefits to offer! Read more

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My 5 most valuable insights to live a meaningful life

Probably the most ordinary way to live your life: “Build a career. Marry your love. Buy a house. Get children!” Millions and millions of people walked this path. It is like Elton Johns ‘Circle of life’. It is the common dogma. It is a logic you don’t question but you just follow up on. This … Read more

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How to become an excellent house sitter in 13 steps

We are fulltime house & pet sitters for almost a year now. In this blog we reveal the 13 success factors for being an excellent house sitter & pet sitter. So you can become one too if you like. Read this blog if you are interested in how to become a house sitter or to Read more

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The life of a house sitter

In this blog we tell you our story how we got hooked on a life as a house sitter.

We will answer the following questions and more. How did we start house sitting? What did we learn from house sitting? How do we deal with all the responsibilities?  Do you need to be a pet Read more