About Us

Jason and Deidre - Awol Americans

Bienvenidos! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. We are Deidre and Jason, a married pair of nomads who have been house sitting and pet sitting our way around the world since 2013. We’re assuming you’re here because you want to know who we are and how we got here. Some days we’re not sure we can answer that question ourselves but we’ll give it a try.

Years ago we were enjoying lucrative corporate careers, had a house, a couple of cars and were surrounded by stuff. So, so, much stuff. But at the end of each day, week, month and year we’d typically find ourselves stressed, unhappy and never really sure where our money had gone, (probably to buy more stuff). With the realization, and several reminders, that life is not a guarantee, we decided not to wait until retirement to live our lives and begin to make some changes. We quit our corporate jobs, started a new web design and freelance writing business together, sold almost all of that stuff, packed the rest into our remaining car and drove off with plans to live, work and explore different parts of the world.

We spent our first year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and loved it. But, when we left Kansas City it wasn’t to move to Playa del Carmen, it was to see more of the world. So onward we went and are now currently house sitting, pet sitting and caretaking in different parts of the world. We take care of people’s homes and pets (oh how we love taking care of those pets) and in exchange we get a free place to stay in some beautiful locations and homes.

While we wouldn’t consider ourselves experts, this is our real life and we thought it might be helpful to record our experiences as a resource for anyone else considering house sitting or pet sitting, or anyone interested in a nomadic, and unconventional, lifestyle. We try to share the good, the bad, the exciting and the disappointing and we try to share it in a way that is honest and, hopefully, entertaining. Whatever is next on the agenda for us has yet to be decided, but we will share those decisions here along the way.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about our adventures. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, ideas or reactions and we’ll be happy to respond.

And if you’re interested in utilizing our services as a house sitter or pet sitter – let’s talk!


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