WE STRIVE TO CONNECT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AND HOPEFULLY BY DOING SO INSPIRE OTHERS ALONG THE WAY

We left Ireland in 2016 with no real plan in sight. We found permaculture through WWOOFING and through permaculture we found a new way of life. One that lacked waste, consumerism, capitalism, processed foods and high street fashion.

Our humble abode Heidi the Hiace took us all over New Zealand and introduced us to a full life with few things. Living in different communal spaces we worked with others always as a group effort and with purpose.

Our minds were blown open at our last stop, Liz and Ricks, in Raglan NZ. It all came together there. Permaculture, community, family and a gift economy. That extended to the broader community of Raglan where 20 years previous Liz and Rick started the recycling centre which now recycles 95% of Raglans waste. It can be a reality for a whole town to be on the same page. Or at least the same book. We were inspired.

We could have stayed here in plastic-free paradise. Got sponsored, settled down. But the Māori culture persuaded us home. Their respect for their land. Papatūānuku. Their pride in their roots. Whenua. And their love for their family. Whānau. We were pulled back to our mothership. Éire. With our little Ailbe brewing in the womb. We were going home and bringing with us a fresh perspective, shaped by beautiful people in sacred lands.

We left Ireland in 2016 with no real plan in sight. We found permaculture through WWOOFING and through permaculture we found a new way of life. One that lacked waste, consumerism, capitalism, processed foods and high street fashion.

Our humble abode Heidi the Hiace took us all over New Zealand and introduced us to a full life with few things. Living in different communal spaces we worked with others always as a group effort and with purpose.

Our minds were blown open at our last stop, Liz and Ricks, in Raglan NZ. It all came together there. Permaculture, community, family and a gift economy. That extended to the broader community of Raglan where 20 years previous Liz and Rick started the recycling centre which now recycles 95% of Raglans waste. It can be a reality for a whole town to be on the same page. Or at least the same book. We were inspired.

We could have stayed here in plastic-free paradise. Got sponsored, settled down. But the Māori culture persuaded us home. Their respect for their land. Papatūānuku. Their pride in their roots. Whenua. And their love for their family. Whānau. We were pulled back to our mothership. Éire. With our little Ailbe brewing in the womb. We were going home and bringing with us a fresh perspective, shaped by beautiful people in sacred lands.

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We left as a couple and returned a family, with extended family in all corners of the world - from Argentina to South Korea, Washington to Germany. Before fleeing for our travels, all our home birds but one had left too. We ran back into his arms and one by one our flock has flown home.

Our generation is left with the tolls those of the previous mistakes made. We’ve already brought about change with referendums. But it’s no use waiting for a shift on government level, this is a lifestyle that needs reconstructing, on an individual level. We each hold responsibility and power.

We’re using our power and resources to provide the local folk with alternatives to plastics, disposables, chemicals and unnecessary nasties.
We’ve been conditioned to use and dispose, to buy in quantity over quality, to opt for the cheaper option. It’s time to dig a little deeper than the price - to be conscious of how, what of, where and by who a product was made, to ask what impact has this product had on the world and its inhabitants.

We left as a couple and returned a family, with extended family in all corners of the world - from Argentina to South Korea, Washington to Germany. Before fleeing for our travels, all our home birds but one had left too. We ran back into his arms and one by one our flock has flown home.

Our generation is left with the tolls those of the previous mistakes made. We’ve already brought about change with referendums. But it’s no use waiting for a shift on government level, this is a lifestyle that needs reconstructing, on an individual level. We each hold responsibility and power.

We’re using our power and resources to provide the local folk with alternatives to plastics, disposables, chemicals and unnecessary nasties.
We’ve been conditioned to use and dispose, to buy in quantity over quality, to opt for the cheaper option. It’s time to dig a little deeper than the price - to be conscious of how, what of, where and by who a product was made, to ask what impact has this product had on the world and its inhabitants.

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We share this planet and there’s no planet B. As the consumer, you and I hold the balls of the capitalist. If we don’t want what they’re selling they won’t sell it. So let’s demand for chemical-free, plastic-free products, made by humans paid well living a happy and healthy life, in factories running on clean energy, putting only water back into the waterways.