Preparing for Minimalism 2.0 (or, Less Than a Week Until We’re Untethered)

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It’s crazy to think that in a week from now we’ll already have been house-sitting the permaculture farm for four whole days.

We’ve been working towards this uncubicled, untethered life of freedom for so long, it’s almost hard to believe it’s finally upon us.

As I write this, I’m sitting in the soon to be empty apartment we’ve called home for the past year. As lifestyle experiments go, it served us well. But now, it’s time to move on.

We learnt a lot about ourselves during our not so minimalist year, some of it quite unexpected. But in spite of the overspending slip ups, I think there are plenty of positives to take away from the experience.

Most notably, we discovered that it is actually possible to be happy in one place for an extended period of time.

That being said, we also realised just how much we need our own space. Living in a studio apartment when you both work from home can be a little stifling. Who knew!?

When we first decided to accept the offer to take care of Numbi Valley, I was terrified. As a born and bred city girl, the thought of being so far a decent cup of coffee (and no car, too boot) was the stuff of night terrors.

But the closer we get to leaving, the more relaxed I’ve become. Now, even the thought of long, slithery house guests cannot quell the rising level of excitement within me.

We’ve taken a mammoth (by our standards) leap of faith and now it’s time to trust that it will all work out. After all, it’s not as if we leapt blindly.

The next time you hear from us we’ll be barefoot, communing with nature, enjoying smog-free night skies and gorging ourselves on vegetable we picked ourselves. Photos to follow.

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8 thoughts on “Preparing for Minimalism 2.0 (or, Less Than a Week Until We’re Untethered)

  1. Good luck! Have fun! It will be a baptism of fire, that’s for sure – I shouldn’t think any other “house-sit” will be as difficult. Whatever, it’s not the 9 to 5 and that HAS to be good. And all done by your own efforts!

    • Thanks Susan! You’re so right, pretty much anything beats the 9-5 slog, even the possibility of herding snakes out the house. Ha ha ha. 🙂

  2. Good luck. Enjoy your new life and I will follow your journey with interest.

  3. We hear you on the work-from-home front. After a year, it’s time to seek some space on a part-time, temporary basis. 😉

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