“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw away the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds. Explore. Dream. Discover”

Mark Twain was right then, and he is right now.

This is our story as a 30s’ something couple with a newborn living on the outskirts of Melbourne; working the daily grind on the corporate ladder and learning to live a large life with less. Inspired by minimalism and backyard sustainability, our little family has started a journey to simplify, downsize, live with less and achieve a more fulfilling life.

A life of experiences, adventures and freedom. We have always been travellers, seeking out new experiences. It is these adventures that drive our desire to life with less.


Adrian is an experienced banker, traveller and most importantly, a Dad to his beautiful daughter, Siena and husband to Susie. After years of travelling whilst balancing their careers, they share their stories of wandering the world with a toddler in tow.