How to Win the War Against Your Rubbish!


We’ve all been there: overwhelmed by heaps of rubbish that seem to laugh at us because it knows that it has the upper hand. Or maybe your three-bedroom flat is functionally a two-bedroom unit because your junk decided it needed its own private space. Indeed, looking down the barrel of a waste tidal wave can be daunting. But fear not, fellow hoarder, for there is hope!  (more…)

Water Quality Gets a Thumbs-Up from the Otters

Otters at Tophill Low Nature Reserve

With the availability of the likes of solar geysers, water pumps and water tanks, rural living isn’t quite the huge sacrifice it once was. In fact, the only real disadvantage to it is being far away from fast-food outlets and convenience stores which are open 24 hours a day. It’s all relative of course and some people would gladly say that rural living is not quite as “rural” as it used to be. A drive into town every so often makes for a nice “outing” to occasionally look forward to, otherwise it’s really hard to miss the insane peak-hour traffic and noise pollution city-living has to offer. (more…)

Interior design trends to consider this summer


Modern interior designs which were considered new and revolutionary a couple of years ago are not necessarily on trend now, and can look out of place in a rural home. Classic interior trends have long been popular because they embrace the style, form and function needed for modern living while standing the test of time. (more…)

Saving Time and Money Shopping While Living Rural


When you live in a rural location, you don’t have time to waste. You are up and out from sun up ‘til sun down taking care of all of the animals, plants, and buildings that need your daily maintenance, or else they may just fall apart. It’s important to take care of your animals and your home, but it’s also equally important to take care of yourself. (more…)