WE ARE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE BUSINESS OF MAXIMIZING LIFE THROUGH SIMPLICITY.
Annette and Jim met while backpacking in Thailand in 2016 and are now exploring the world together, creating an extraordinary life of freedom, adventure, and community.
We choose our lifestyle because it aligns with our values and supports our desire to travel and experience places in unique ways, meet new people, and expand our community, while having lots of time for writing, reflection, and contemplative practices.
Work With Us
Long-Term Housesit, Petsit, and Farmsit
Property Management in the Caribbean
Simplify, De-clutter, and Feng-Shui your home.
Let’s create something together.
Jim is a former home-owner who built his own home in 2006 at the age of 22. He kept that house nearly 10 years before selling it to go explore the world.
During that time, he shared his home with family, friends, pets and travelers from time to time. It was a simple house transformed into a home, warm and inviting, replete with happy memories.
While he loved and cared for that home, his calling is one that necessitates a nomadic way of being. So he left the life of security and predictability behind and now chooses daily to have a life of magic, creativity, love, connection, inspiration, fun and adventure. He loves his life and wouldn’t trade with anyone!
Annette grew up in Connecticut and loves animals, yoga, running, reading, snorkeling, cooking, and DIY projects.
In 2019, she was working a 9 to 5 in the Fab Tech industry and studying for her Master’s in Business Analytics when she began asking what would a truly fulfilling life look like?
Soon after, she quit her job to pursue travel and realize her childhood dreams of being a writer. She plans to publish a best-seller within the next few years.
Penny | Wichita, KS, US · Jul 09 – Jul 16 2020
“Annette came alone and she was awesome. So pleasant and the dogs took to her immediately. My house was spotless when I returned and it was so nice to not have to clean up a week’s worth of dog hair and dust! I hope it works out for her to come again! Highly recommend Annette.”
Barb | Nottingham, NH, US · Mar 01 – May 01 2020
Jim and Annette cared for our home, dog and cat for March and April, and we are happy to highly recommend them! Communication before and during was easy, they reached out when Rudy went a bit gimpy, took great care of the house, and overall are excellent sitters. We definitely wouldn’t hesitate to have them sit for us again.
Deborah | Lynn, MA, US · Dec 17 – Dec 22 2019
James and Annette did a wonderful job looking after my home and pets. The house was tidier than when I left, and both the dogs and the cat were relaxed, and I could tell the puppy had been given the right amount of exercise – she was nice and tired when I got home! James was very good about communicating before and during their sit. I would be happy to have them stay again.
Laurie | Boston, MA, US · Dec 03 – Dec 08 2019
Jim and Annette are great! I came back to a happy kitty and a clean house!
Lovely. Before I left, Jim shoveled snow for me and the two of them cooked up a delicious, healthy lunch! I am delighted to have met such a caring, responsible couple! I would certainly welcome them back anytime.
Becky | Northampton, MA, US · Nov 26 – Dec 02 2019
Jim and Annette are very personable and accommodating. They went out of their way to come by the house before I left town so that we could meet in person, and we ended up hanging out together for quite a bit longer than we needed to orient them to our cat and to our house.
They took good care of our aloof cat, and the house was neater than when we left it. They washed all the linens, remade the bed, and even left some homemade cookies for us.
We had a big snow storm before I got back, and they even shoveled before they left. They are a great team and I would definitely have them back again.
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- Learn more about Jim: LinkedIn or resume.
- Learn more about Annette: LinkedIn or resume.
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