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Home really is where the heart is in our family and right now, our home is our six-bay shed.
We've added all the comforts of a modern house in our own unique style to create a perfect little nest.
Let us share how we've converted the shed, how we manage daily life, and our dreams for the final house.

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Why We Chose To Stop Eating Meat

We get asked this a lot since we ditched meat from our diet about a year ago now. For us, it was a very natural progression – when we moved onto the farm, we had no power for the first two months so we were living out of an esky.  Keeping enough meat for each […]

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8 Uses For A Plastic Backed Canvas Drop Sheet

When I was planning Cypress’s first birthday party – I really wanted a cool picnic rug that was huge enough for all the bubs to play but that wouldn’t cost a small fortune and look super lame either. So a quick trip to Bunnings and I had myself a really cheap solution in the form […]

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What It’s Really Like Living Off Grid With A Toddler

I get asked a lot about what it’s really like living off grid and whether I wish I had real power. Most of the time my response is fuck no – I don’t miss the power bills, water bills, appliance repairs etc. Bill free living is the dream and I know not everyone can / […]

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How to get a fully serviced work space for free

Before I had Cypress I had all the best intentions of running my business from home. I figured as long as I had a nice work space, and a good routine that working around my little one would be easy right? Yeah – nah.  This is yet another Parenting Myth which I’ll one day write […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Tight Ass

This blog post has been a long time coming.  I mean a really long time. For as long as I’ve been old enough to make my own financial decisions (16 with a job), I’ve been the ultimate tight ass (except for that one time at 18 I sold my dirtbike and bought clothes and shoes […]

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How To Halve Your Grocery Bill | News.com.au Interview

Ever have a serious “oh shit” moment? I had one today while enjoying my besties daughters third birthday.  One of the Mamas from a Facebook group shared a fresh article from News.com.au asking if it was me and if I knew about it! Oh shit. All of a sudden I had an embarassing flash back […]

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How We Eat Like Kings On A Single Income

I seem to spend a lot of time in my various Facebook groups sharing my tips on how we eat really great meals on a single income.  With daily living expenses rising and more families finding it hard to manage, it’s the question on the tip of many Mama’s tongues and it’s one that’s taken […]

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DIY Bees Wax Furniture Polish | Kid Friendly

We were just gifted a beautiful, raw timber cot and change table from my Mum and her partner ready for the arrival of our little Fitzrigglet. Now kids friends have demonstrated their ability to eat timber cots when they’re teething, so I needed to seal it with something non-toxic that would still protect the timber […]

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Gender Neutral Nursery Design | Spoiling Your Baby On A Budget

I think it’s safe to say that every parent wants to give their little babe the very best of everything.  Unfortunately for some, the budget is tight right before a baby comes along.  Ours was practically non-existent after having to finish sheeting the internal shed walls and buying the family car on minimum wages. I […]

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The Finance Specialist | Your New Best Mate

Most people we chat to about the services of a Finance Specialist seem to have the same opinion; because they’ve had their Dollarmite account with one bank since they were 6 years old, this bank will for some reason offer them special treatment and a great rate on a home loan.  Oh, man I wish […]

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