Living the Good Life on Australia's Sunshine Coast

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  1. Michaelangelica

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    Living the Good Life on Australia's Sunshine Coast
    Heirloom livestock integrated with tropical perennials helps couple toward self-sufficiency.

    By Kyle Holzhueter


    Fekonia chose a sun-facing slope on Australia’s Sunshine Coast to build his innovative dream home of practical yet flexible concrete.

    Posted August 3, 2004: Frank and Elisabeth Fekonia dreamed of living “the good life” suited to a particular place. Like American homesteading pioneers Scott and Helen Nearing, the Fekonias envisioned building their own home and living off the land in a dry region of Australia’s central eastern coast.

    Their inspiration came from Frank’s peasant upbringing in a small Slovenian farming village. . . .
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    Everything you see here, we did. The construction, the wiring, the plumbing -- everything.” Doing everything themselves has allowed them to build their home for little over $30,000 Australian (about $21,100 US). He has returned discarded washing machines to like-new condition, and keeps old cars running for years. [/quote]
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    Re: Living the Good Life on Australia's Sunshine Coast

    I've met Elisabeth - she ran a seed savers workshop I attended recently. Nice person, knows her permaculture, and managed to enthuse my 11 year into a fever pitch about saving seed....
     

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