With the many extremes 2020 has thrown at us it’s easy to forget that most Australians rang in the new year indoors to escape choking bushfire smoke. Or that many … Continue Reading … and just like that, it’s bushfire season. Again.
It’s been an exciting month in the tree changer house – we’ve (finally!) kicked things off with council for our new house build. Are we crazy for doing this all … Continue Reading So we’re building a Passive House…
Sharing some of the hidden costs to look out for if you’re considering a tree change to a rural block.
This blog comes with a very important caveat – don’t try this one at home kids! And on reflection, the title should probably be ‘those times we…’ as snake wrangling … Continue Reading That time I went all Steve Irwin and wrangled a snake!
So I think I’m on the cusp of something REALLY BIG. I have *almost* convinced Mr Tree Changer that it would be an awesome idea to add a farm animal … Continue Reading Quick poll: who should join the Tree Changer family?
When we tree changed three years ago, remote working in my profession was an anomaly. The kind of work I do is traditionally office-based – you don’t find too many … Continue Reading Tips from a tree changer – how to negotiate more flexible working arrangements
When people find out we’ve tree changed, many will tell me they’d love to escape the city and ask a bunch of where, how and why questions on the logistics … Continue Reading Three common (and uncomfortable!) tree change questions
A brilliant article I read this week reminded me of something I thought I understood but greatly underestimated when we moved to the country – bushfires. I thought we were … Continue Reading That time I got up close and personal with a bushfire
Helping Mr Tree Changer secure a shed that wanted to fly off to Kansas in freezing, sideways rain last week was a solid reminder that living in the country is … Continue Reading A Reality Check: 10 things that are not so great about living in the country
Embarking on my Tree Changers blogging adventure has highlighted I have many Tree Changers in my circle of friends, and many of them are doing things a little differently to … Continue Reading Free range kids and lots of laughs – meet my fellow Tree Changer Jen!
If you’re the kind of person that’s up for a tree change, I think it’s probably safe to say you’re also the kind of person who is always up for … Continue Reading Three personal traits that will help you Tree Change
Embarking on this blogging adventure has highlighted I have many Tree Changers in my circle of friends – the majority of them being people from my childhood and teenage years. … Continue Reading Two humans, two goats, a Sharpei and a great view: meet my fellow Tree Changer Kylie!
Scrolling through my news feeds last night on what feels like Day Eleventy Billion of quarantine got me thinking quite philosophically on the lessons we can learn from #isolife (and … Continue Reading If you love quarantine life, you really need to consider a tree change (trust me!)
By now, you’re probably starting to work out I’m a bit of a sucker for animals, especially strays. So it should come as no surprise that I ended up trying … Continue Reading That time I got schooled on the difference between goats and sheep
Time for another one of my more serious blogs – my take on how to tree change! When people learn I made a tree change, many will tell me they’d … Continue Reading How to Tree Change
Just before the world went into an enforced lockdown thanks to coronavirus, we found ourselves forced to stay at home for a few days for another reason – floods! After … Continue Reading That time I went out for a takeaway food fix and ended up in Emergency