Before moving to France, Joost and Andrea lived in Huizen in the area known as Het Gooi in The Netherlands. Joost is a self-employed painter and interior designer. From 2006 to 2011 he was the owner of Chateau le Champ Ramet, a bed and breakfast (B&B) with a small restaurant, La Celle en Morvan. As well as renovating La Petite Bourgogne and spoiling the guests, he sometimes cooks in a French restaurant.
Andrea is a nutritionist and dietician and works for a company that produces health supplements (Orthica). She is an independent nutritionist and works free-lance for various clients. Her knowledge of food and nutrition are of great help when designing a menu and when meeting special dietary requests. Her main hobby is classical singing and this is the reason why you will find a piano in the lounge room.