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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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 meal just wasn’t an option so we cut back big time. We would eat meat when we could be bothered stopping somewhere on our way […]Read More
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 / wants to do the same but it’s so liberating to basically never check your letter box. Our was so overgrown with grass I couldn’t even […]Read More
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 a dedicated post about just for laughs! Between house work, the dog, the chooks, the scorching heat or freezing cold, the restless teething days, days […]Read More
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 I no longer own). A couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling one of my Facebook Mum Groups and a post asking about the weekly […]Read More
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 to that time I was hit up to share how we save so much money on our monthly food shop. I wrote an essay of […]Read More
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 us a long time to perfect. For us, it all started when we moved here. For the first month we had no fridge – just […]Read More