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HAMILTON AND CAROLINE here, simpler lifers at heart but currently stuck in Melbourne suburbia.
We have four great kids, backyard chooks (chickens), a free-range guinea pig and some other pets too! We love red wine, homegrown food and the simple life (And gettin' caught in the rain of course).
We are on a journey to leave city living and live a less stressful life.
Follow us as we make tough choices, downsize all our things and leave the big smoke for a simpler, more self-sustainable life in the country.
ITS TIME TO START LIVING AND EMBRACE A LIFE WE LOVE!

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Our Blog

  • DIY CHICKEN COOP

    the chicken coop is done! Our furniture is moved to the farm. The DIY chicken coop is full of chickens and my legend of a husband worked liked a trojan to get it finished. It was not an easy task, I can assure you. Firstly we are becoming homesteaders without the vehicle that most farmers […]

  • homemade toilet cleaner

    HOMEMADE TOILET CLEANER

    yes it’s a shitty topic (Excuse the pun) but someone has to address this. we all need A good homemade toilet cleaner, Especially with boys in the house! This mama knows only too well what I mean (and she helps me to have a laugh about it too!!) We have three boys using one toilet […]

  • RENOVATION UPDATE

    We are currently busy renovating the farm house that we are moving to at the end of the year. It is hard work as the bedrooms were all rather psychedelic in colour. Don’t get me wrong – I love colour – but preferably in soft furnishings and art work than entire walls. Besides, my inspiration […]

  • ADVENTURE HACKS

    When we think of adventure we probably imagine sky-diving, white water rafting, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding, swimming with dolphins and so on… Adventure sounds expensive – RIGHT?? wrong! Adventure can be simple and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Adventure is simply doing something you love that invigorates you, refreshes and restores your inner […]

  • PARKRUN

    At 8.45am on October 2nd, 2004, 13 amateur runners congregated in Bushy Park in South-West London to start a revolution. They may not have known it at the time, but the Bushy Park Time Trial would develop into Parkrun, a free, timed 5km run that takes place in 543 parks worldwide (and counting) and that […]

  • WEETBIX SLICE

    love weetbix? then you will love this weetbix slice! Here is another way to enjoy your fave breakfast cereal. This Weetbix Slice could not be easier to make and the kids love them too. Don’t expect them to last long in the biscuit tin. I have two versions of this recipe and both are equally […]

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