How I live healthy and happy on $18,000 a year

Living on AUD $18,000 a year in Australia might seem scarce to many, but it’s just what I need to live healthy and happy without much restriction. Happy & Healthy Income I work 4 months/year, usually 4-6 weeks every quarter or so, in various jobs that present themselves along our travels and relate directly or Read more…

Landscape degradation & potential for regeneration

Travels Welcome to the Nunniong plains near Omeo, VIC. Beautiful one-day road trip around natural reserves, plains, hilltops, historic sites and wonderful views all around. As we were approaching the end of the track, these plains near Ensay North caught my attention. The poplars following the creek and the typical colours of the fall offered Read more…

Hügelkultur Herb Spiral

What is an herb spiral? The principle of an herb spiral is to create a small space where one can access all the kitchen herbs they like to use for cooking, while providing each plant with the adequate micro-climate they need to grow. From rosemary to sage to parsley, basil, coriander, mint and so much Read more…

Reed Beds as Greywater Treatment

Reeds in natural ecosystems Have you ever wandered along a lake, pond or river and noticed how reeds love having their feet in the water? These tall, grass-like plants of wetlands not only provide habitat for small mammals, dragonflies and birds, they also prevent erosion of the beds and banks of water bodies where they Read more…

“The Problem is the Solution”

“The problem is the solution” is the second design principle in Bill Mollison’s well-known “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. The book was first published in 1988 and is still the title of reference in the permaculture world, a bible of some sort.“The problem is the solution” basically means that every element we perceive as negative can be Read more…