While living and teaching English in China (Nov 2014 to Nov 2105) we decided to make a video course about house sitting.
Vanessa and I already had a wealth of experience between us, both separately as home owners and together as house sitters. We had looked after many houses and pets in Panama, USA and the UK, and had just secured a great assignment in Australia, followed by one in Fiji.
While researching other online resource about house sitting we came across fellow travellers and house sitters Nat and Jodie, who also had an online video course called House Sitting Academy. We got in touch, pleased to find that they were open to the idea of collaboration and cooperation.
We have since become good friends, and look forward to meeting in person in the very near future, when we will all be house sitting in the city of Granada in Nicaragua.
At the time we first contacted Nat and Jodie, they were also producing an online magazine about house sitting, as well as operating and promoting the House Sitting World website and Facebook group. They certainly had their hands full.
Several months later they contacted us, wondering if we might be interested in taking over the magazine, as they simply didn’t have the time to give it the attention it deserved. Vanessa was very excited. She has always wanted to be an editor and publisher.
So we set a date for the first issue of the new, re-vamped magazine – 15th July – giving ourselves a couple of months to get everything gathered and to learn about the new software we would be using to publish an online magazine app. It was a bit of a challenge, but we made it on time: