“I grew up in Canberra.  I was an economist there for twenty years in the Treasury, grew sick and tired of that, had a complete life change and then became a herbalist and Tai Chi teacher, which I loved. I really enjoyed talking to people, one on one, trying to understand them and their life to best help their health. I went to the Himalayas, India, Europe, and was fascinated by it all. Saw the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt emerge above me from a pea soup fog, a totally awe-inspiring experience. Seeing a rainstorm on Uluru was pretty amazing too. Nirbeeja and I wanted to see Australia properly. We headed off for one year and then five years later, we were still going. We came to KI and absolutely fell in love with the place. We spent our last year on the mainland working on wildlife sanctuaries, doing caretaking and wildlife surveying, and part time work and were really drawn to that lifestyle in remote places with hardly any people. We came to KI and saw this place advertised. We had a little 3-bedroom place in Canberra at the time, so it was a really easy decision. People said, it was an impulsive decision to come here, but really in the last five years we’d been refining what we wanted and when we saw it, we just said ‘This is it’. That was 2012, so we have been here 8 years now. We love it here.”

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I am a German living in South Australia. We lost our home and farm in the Kangaroo island summer bushfires. I love travelling, reading, beach walks, board games, watching movies and spending time with my family.

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