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Off Grid Plumbing Solutions | Just The Essentials

Our definition of luxury items has been turned upside down in the past three weeks.  We now consider luxuries as running water and a flushing toilet without trips to town with buckets, water jugs and eskies. This weekend was full on, with three massive days put in my our awesome family, yet again!  We managed to get all the plumbing side of […]

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Week One | Moving, Setting Up, Falling in Love

So we did it- we’re now living our own little Off Grid Dream on our beautiful rural 9 acre property and loving every minute. Here’s how it’s been so far including all the excitement from our two days of moving. THE WEEKEND OF MOVING Friday we woke early after a sleepless night and soon had both our Dads in the […]

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Off Grid Solar Power | How To Navigate The Confusion

We’re in the middle of trying to decide on who we’ll use for our Off Grid Solar Power system which will run the shed until the house is built, and then the house once we’re in there. My Dad is the legend when it comes to finding good connections in a local area so we jumped when he offered to […]

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Kick Ass Chunky Vege Soup

My Mum started making this soup for us during her Weight Watchers days when I was a kid. It’s incredibly simple, super cheap, stores fantastically, freezes perfectly, the whole family will love it and it’ll rid you of any cold or flu trying to get it’s clammy hands on you. Honestly, just trust us and give it a go! [yumprint-recipe […]

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Building A “Real” House | Our Grand Plan & Handling Negativity

Seriously, how do you even define a “real” house? We get asked a lot when will we be building the “Real House” and most of the time my response is a polite, “The shipping container house will be the same as any other real house.”  When really I just want to jump up and down, screaming “what’s the big fucking […]

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Queenslander Cottage Renovation

Our Queenslander Cottage Renovation

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How To Sell Your House Within A Week

How To Sell Your House Within A Week | Practical Tips

We did it and it really isn’t that hard if you follow our advice. We wanted a quick sale.  We didn’t want to mess around with open homes every weekend, people cruising our house day-after-day while I hide my naked ass behind the wall (we really need curtains in the lounge) or endless phone calls from a frustrated agent with offers well […]

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Heaven Has Been Located | Our New Home

There’s been lots of What The Fuck Moments in our house this past month. After selling our house within a week, finding out the following week that we’re expecting our first child and the terrifying realisation that we were bound to be homeless within a couple of months, in the middle of winter.  I couldn’t tell if my new hobby that consists of […]

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When The Universe Kicks You In The Guts

Sometimes, just sometimes, trying to be a positive Universal trusting person is a struggle and you just want to scream “WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?” This weekend has been a killer one.  Thursday night we were up until midnight installing our new pantry.  Friday we were up at 6 tidying the house and finishing off bits and pieces ready for professional […]

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5 Things You Must Do Before Buying Land

Jumping in the deep end is shit loads of fun – we’re not denying that.  But making a really bad investment in land can end in disaster!  We’ve compiled a list of the 5 Things You Have To Do Before Buying Land to keep you out of trouble while hunting for your perfect block. 1. Find a Finance Specialist. Don’t waste […]

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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 this was true. Banks are […]

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Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living | What It Means To Me

Chris and I are pretty shit at keeping secrets.  We agree to not blab too early but our excitement takes over and before we know it, the world knows our business. So lately, I’ve found myself explaining my reasoning for what I like to call our Lifestyle Change to those I accidentally blab to.  Some people get it straight up […]

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