We are two Dutch nature geeks, both completely in love with each other, adventure and traveling the world.
We want to inspire and help people to do something about climate change, without compromising in the quality of life. It is all about being creative and making conscious choices. Having the guts to try something new…
We do this by sharing the stories of people and projects that have implemented sustainability in different ways. How have they done this, and what can we learn from them? When it comes to sustainability there is not one good scenario on how to do it. By sharing different optional solutions, we want to help every individual to find new ways that suite for you.
Maarten van Pel
Born in the year 1988.
A true handy-man and risk
A social technician with
a lot of creativity
Always interested in
a philosophical conversation
Worked as a project manager and
engineer for several industries and
companies such as DPD and VanDerLande
Born and raised in Heemstede,
near Amsterdam. He lived here with
his mother, father and younger and
older sister. For work and love he moved
to Brabant (in the south of the Netherlands).
He climbed over 15 mountains of 4,000 meters and more.
Loves the early mornings
Studied Marketing &
This comes in handy for
Traveled all alone by public
transport through the nature
of New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand,
Costa Rica, Galapagos and Ecuador.
Entrepreneur for 5 years. She helps
SME's to implement innovative
techniques and processes within
their business. Turning a business
into asustainable and environmentally
Loves to run, bike or
bootcamp in the nature.
Born in Geldrop (Brabant),
were she lived with here
mother, father and sister.
Born in the year 1990.
Can help people find their
unique and natural talents
The expedition car
- We take a 50L water tank with us that we fill with self-purified water to drink, cook and shower.
- We cook induction.
- We work with an innovative charging technique; directly DC instead of DC-AC-DC and without a battery in between the solar panels and the car. The result: up to 20% fewer energy losses. This charging technique is built by Venema E-mobility.
- 60 solar panels of 1m2 each are stored in a frame with 6 drawers. The solar panels are 180Watt each. We will take them out of the car to charge.
Custom 200L rooftop
box for our luggage.
We sleep in this rooftop
tent. It can be set-up in
less than2 minutes and
has beautiful windows,
even a roof window.
Custom solar panels are
installed on the hood, the
rooftop tent and -box.
The car has all-terrain tires,
rims of steel and the ground
is enlarged with 6cm.
On the front windows a special
foil is added to prevent
In front of the grill we added
some extra protection to
prevent stones from crashing
in our airconditioning.
Us in the media
Our sustainable experience and experiments
Some experiments we have implemented in our private life:
- We do not need natural gas at home anymore, by adding solar panels and a heat pump
- Cooking electric
- Buying food of the season, of the region, and less meat
- Buying less packaging with initiatives such as PieterPot
- Buying products that are close to the expiration date to prevent them from becoming waste
- Taking a bag with us when we go shopping
- Making our garden into a home for bees, butterflies, and animals with native plants that belong in our environment
- Starting 2020 we chose to no longer travel by airplane
- We collect rainwater, and use this to water the plants, flush the toilet and for the dishwasher and washing machine
- Driving electric
If you want to know more about this, do not hesitate to contact us! We love to share our experiences with you…
Practical information about the NGO
Registration date: 31-5-2022
SBI Code: 94996
To drive from the Netherlands to South Africa and back with a regular electric car that we charge with portable solar panels we take with us. We will be completely self-sufficient; sleeping in a rooftop tent, cook electric and shower by the car.
To share this experience with followers to inspire and help them live more sustainable as well by sharing tips and tricks to implement sustainability in your daily live.
To share projects we visit that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and tell about what we can learn from these projects.
More information can be found in our Policy Plan.
Casper F. Roosenstein
Peter J.M. Cox