Hello, we are Annette and Jim, a couple currently based outside of Austin, Texas.
We have been housesitting full time for almost nine months now and love this minimal, nomadic, and adventurous lifestyle!
This is not surprising since we met while solo traveling in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2016. This chance encounter four years ago sparked an ongoing banter about philosophy, art, science, communication, relationships, and community and the conversation never stopped.
Annette has a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and was working a 9 to 5 in corporate america, while enrolled in a Master's of Business Analytics, when she decided to pursue a creative venture of a lifetime, writing full time. Since then, she has been following her passions and creating a life of adventure and devotion to her values. She writes about regaining compassion, creating joy and love, and living fully alive!
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 many friends, family, and pets (two cats) and often hosted travelers. 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, in 2015 he left the life of security and predictability behind. Jim now chooses daily to have a life of magic, creativity, love, connection, inspiration, fun and adventure
We live a created life of meditation, writing, and community projects and between the two of us we have many skills to offer. Our current availability is wide, wide open. We are experiential people who live for experiences that push us out of our comfort zones and we are devoted Adventure, Freedom, and Truth.
You can check out our TrustedHousesitters profile here to read reviews/references from previous housesits.