Sophie and I started this blog in 2012 to record our bicycle trip up the east coast of Australia exploring simpler and more sustainable ways to live.
We never intended it to last very long, but it took off and grew to more than 100,000 words, then became a book.
After the whirlwind tour ended, Sophie and I moved into one of the remarkable communities we had visited on the trip – Murundaka Cohousing in Heidelberg Heights. (Cute aside: we actually got married there too!)
In 2015, simplelives.com.au was included in the National Library of Australia PANDORA web archive. Like a Fowlers jar filled with home-grown fruit, this story has now been pickled for posterity. We thought that as good a reason as any to call it a day, and take a rest from regular blogging.
You can access the archive here: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/155356/20151202-0715/simplelives.com.au/index.html
In 2016 we had hosting issues and this site lost some posts, so the archive link above is the best place to access all the original content.
Thanks for reading, commenting and sending in your story suggestions…we hope you enjoyed the ride as much as we did.
Greg & Sophie