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A New Direction #4 – Macleay Island

Almost three months ago, Jan announced her desire to live on a Moreton Bay island Рin a house made of shipping containers. In early November, we made the first of two visits to Macleay Island.  On a subsequent visit about a fortnight later, we discovered what...

A New Direction #3 – The Big Picture

While the physical elements of our proposed sea-change are about living on an island – in a house made from shipping containers, it’s really about reclaiming control of our circumstances in the interests of a more secure and satisfying life. While...

A New Direction #2 – The Motivation

In my last post, I spoke about how my partner had revealed her ambition to live on an island – in a house built from shipping containers. The “island” thing came as no real surprise – since Jan had often spoken about wanting to live near water....

A New Direction

Several months ago, my partner Jan (and our son Shannon) designed and built a fire pit. Following its fabrication, we spent several very pleasant cool evenings enjoying its warmth and the mesmerising effect that comes from watching an open fire. As it happens, those...