who we are

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who we areHello, we're Ben, Elaine and Madison. Our family has recently launched this website to share our slow journey towards a more self sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. Our journey so far really has been one step forward, one step back. But, we just slowly keep on going...

treetopsdreaming is the name of our property. In total, the property is about 2.1 hectares (or ~7.5 acres) and is located in south east Queensland, Australia. Most of the land is steeply sloped and is very challenging to manage (at least in a conventional sense). We have owned the land since 2003.

Here is a quick introduction to our family...

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What do you like most about treetops?

  • the feeling of connectedness to nature and the Earth...
  • the peacefullness (it's so quiet here, I can actually think)...
  • a sense of contributing to something worthwhile for my family...
  • chasing our chooks and collecting their eggs...
  • learning about nature...
What do you like least about treetops?
  • the commute to work (~57km each way - 5 days a week)...
  • not knowing if we'll be able to hold on to the property (a 30 year mortgage comes with alot of risk)...
  • the work... 

 

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