Simple Life specializes in upscale living with a minimal footprint. We design, develop and construct best-in-class, lifestyle villages in desirable locations that take advantage of the surrounding outdoor environment.

Our communities are for the active, independent person who wants the freedom of living simply with all the amenities of a quality lifestyle, one who enjoys spending time in the outdoors and seeks the comfort of a friendly, welcoming neighborhood.



Simple Life Partners is a group of investors and developers that have come out of single-family lot development in the Southeastern US. The executive team is based in Jacksonville, Florida and has a combined 50 + years in residential development. Simple Life CEO, Mike McCann, and his wife Rachael have been long-time, seasonal residents of Western North Carolina. Simple Life Partners is excited to use its combined industry experience and regional knowledge to create a new offering in the tiny house and small space living landscape in North Carolina.


The Village was inspired by the vision of Mr. Gil Gilman, founder of The Village of Wildflowers. Mr. Gilman recognized the need for an alternative choice in housing for people who wanted to live more practically and in balance with the environment; and who desired a life surrounded by caring, connected neighbors and friends. He created The Village of Wildflowers, an upscale RV resort, to fill that need in Western North Carolina.

Since then, Mr. Gilman had been searching for a strong leader that shared his vision and mission, who could assemble the team and the resources to perfect the plan and grow the vision across the US.

He found his ally in CEO Mike McCann of Simple Life.

Simple Life Partners worked with Mr. Gilman to renovate The Village of Wildflowers property; putting in upscale amenities and services, and raising the standards of manufacturing to include luxury home models and unique outdoor living spaces.

Now, Simple Life is developing affordable, best-in-class, pocket communities in multiple locations, with the aim of keeping Mr. Gilman’s founding principles at the heart of its mission.


Simple Life Partners embraces the benefits of small space living for permanent residence, second home, or vacation property. We look forward to developing more communities in Western North Carolina and in Florida in the years to come.


The Simple Life team is made up of a diverse group of passionate professionals who have come together to deliver a more cost-effective and complete offering for primary residences and second homes. Our executive team is based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and each of our communities has a dedicated staff attending to operations, maintenance, and resident satisfaction.

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