We're The Fitzgerald's.

off grid powered, shed house living, fruit tree growing,
house build dreaming, business hustling, wild child raising young family

Create Your Fate Collective Rosemary Sprig Landscape Green

This is our journey of working towards growing as much of our own food as we can, finding new and simple ways to transform seasonal produce into nutritional food and juggling the demands of family life.

Our passion for digital design has driven us to create a range of beautiful kids learning resources.
The online store also has a collection of designer planning tools for free to help you stay on top of the home & garden.

We want to see your small farm succeed so we're sharing our knowledge on Website Design & Development,
Branding & Logo Design,
Social Media Management
& Documentary Photography.

A NOT-SO-AVERAGE YOUNG FAMILY.

We turned our back on the demands of suburban living in search of something out of our comfort zone and found our 9 acre slice of heaven in the Mary Valley, a small farming region in between the Sunshine Coast & Gympie.

The end goal is building a home, a family, and the ultimate off grid lifestyle.

For now though, we're content and comfortable in our shed house that we've turned into a cosy two bedroom home complete with a patio addition that over looks our lush property, vegetable garden and chook pen.

What To Feed Your Vego Mates

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This post goes out to all our friends who have ever had the worry of feeding us dinner at their place and never seem to believe me when I say salad or pasta is awesome! So here’s our shortlist of super simple, super fucking delicious meals that we’d be stoked […]

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Autumn Arrival 2018

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They tell me it’s autumn.  Yet here I sit at 4pm in a summer dress with all windows wide open and the ceiling fans whirling above me in the fading afternoon sun.  Somehow the garden seems to know it’s autumn and is doing it’s usual progression into this new season […]

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Why We Chose To Stop Eating Meat

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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.  […]

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Awesome Vegetarian Burger Fillings

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Bubble & Squeak or Hashbrown I totally cheat with this burger filling and buy these frozen from the supermarket – naughty I know!  But seriously, these are great when you have mates over for a BBQ and are even better cold, 4 hours later after a few beers. Pumpkin I […]

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8 Uses For A Plastic Backed Canvas Drop Sheet

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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How to get a fully serviced work space for free

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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 […]

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Roast Veggie & Chickpea Nourish Bowl

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If you’ve been on Insta in the last year, I’m sure you’ve noticed the hype around Buddha Bowls, Nourish Bowls, Health Bowls.  Whatever you want to call them – they’re cool as fuck fresh ingredients in a bowl. Chris has been on at me for weeks to start making our […]

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YABBAVALE

Mary Valley, QLD

EST. 2016