About Us

no·mad: 

a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock.

itinerant, traveler, migrant, wanderer, roamer, rover

a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.

Jen
Sandy

We’re all a little crazy…

We have no home. Yet we work with some of the most successful and recognizable household names.

We are not exactly homeless. Instead we have many, many temporary homes.

We pay no rent, no utilities, and we live off of $100/week in one of the most expensive cities in the world, New York City.

Follow us as we strive to live rent free and as sustainable as possible. Check out our events to come hang with us, or consider a stay in our Bnb right outside of NYC.

How do we live rent-free?

We stay in people’s apartments while they are away petsitting and keeping their loved cats and dogs in good company! It’s fun living in so many different places.

We are constantly discovering new neighborhoods, facewashes and cleaning products, while getting to know strangers and friends alike, and their animals, in an odd and intimate way. It’s a unique lifestyle, and it takes quite a bit of hustle moving apartments every few days or weeks, while crashing in an office in between, but we make it work because it is important to us to live sustainably.

Bringing Caper to work, a boy and his dog

Woof Woof NYC is our spinoff endeavor as so many of our friends were intrigued to try out the petsit life that when we started to overbook with petsit clients, we started to dole our petsits to them.

We now petsit worldwide, and will be visiting Berlin shortly to visit one of our NYC clients that has moved there!

We try to live as zero waste as possible, composting and recycling, and advocate for people and animals alike.

We run a work exchange on Workaway and Help X in which we host guests from around the world who can apply to live for free right outside NYC in our Jersey City Bnb in exchange for maintaining the house and welcoming guests.

Sandy co-owns and a post production company located in Manhattan that works on independent films and documentaries.

His short film, The Last Ice Merchant, was featured in The New York Times and showed across multiple film festivals.

The Last Ice Merchant

Jen is a Personal Assistant/Tutor/Admissions Consultant that works with families based worldwide. She specializes in admissions to kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college. She provides test prep and study skills tutoring as well.

An animal rights activist, she has worked as Tour Operator for 10 Billion Lives traveling around CA college campuses, educating peoples on the benefits of reducing meat and dairy in one’s life.

Dumpster diving in NYC

Sometimes we eat out of the garbage to help us maintain our budget, but more importantly because it pains us to see businesses tossing out perfectly edible and delicious food.

Lately, I’ve been reporting businesses that claim to donate food, but do not actually follow through and achieving a certain level of success…