The days of dropping out to be beach bums are long gone. So how do we make alternative choices and adopt a lifestyle that advocates for change while thriving in a mainstream world?

We’re a family of five living on the south coast of NSW, Australia. Most of the time we think we’re pretty normal… until someone asks a question about our lifestyle that reminds us that we’re not!

But this page isn’t about us, it’s about you. Most likely you’re living a busy life with your inner hippie sitting on one shoulder; it’s that voice reminding you that every decision we make has social and environmental ramifications.

You WANT to do better, but some days it seems like the scope of change needed to create a better life is just too much. It’s ok, we feel like that too. So we take it one step at a time.

Let every decision you make be the best you can do in that moment.

This blog is a place to inform those baby steps. It’s a home for the alternative at heart and a space that make our family a round peg in a square hole (who wants to be square when you can be round?!).

Most of the content on this page is created by Amanda Volpatti. When not blogging, you can find me drinking green tea and making plans for the veggie garden, playing with the kids, or catching up with my yoga mat.

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