Family Quits City Life to Live Off-Grid in a Giant Yurt

Family Quits City Life to Live Off-Grid in a Giant Yurt

Lucy is living off-grid with her family, in a yurt, in New Zealand, while unschooling their kids, running a farm, and freelancing as a digital nomad.

Here are all the places you can follow her adventure online via Lulastic Hippyshake:


I first discovered Lucy’s awesome blog and YouTube channel while I was searching for information about how to stop using shampoo; and I ended up buying her awesome eBook about it (link below if you want to go no-poo too!), and I haven’t used shampoo in a year and a half.

Happy Hair eBook:

I loved her videos about living off-grid in a New Zealand yurt, and still watch all of her parenting videos even though we don’t have kids ourselves. We highly recommend checking out her videos!

The family quit their jobs, sold their home, and sold most of their belongings, and left London to go live off-grid in a tiny house a.k.a. a yurt in New Zealand.

They earn an income through Lucy’s freelance writing work, and by renting their smaller yurt on Airbnb, and they also plan to earn an income from their farm once they’ve had more time to get it up and running.

Lucy and Tim currently unschool their two children, which is a “an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.”

Source: Wikipedia

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Music & Song Credits: 
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Lucy AitkenRead from Lulastic and the Hippyshake

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