Hello! I’m so happy that you have found my blog. My name is Gina Caro, a  failed hippy, I have moved house approximately 25 times in my life (you start to lose count after a while).

I was definitely ‘Born To Roam’ and it’s just lucky that I have found someone that puts up with my itchy feet.


At present we are living the 2.4 life in Devon (complete with the Volvo!) We thought this would be a life that would suit us but already we are both thinking about our next adventure.

We have a few ideas in mind and it’s just a case of deciding which one to go for now so I guess it’s just a case of watch this space!

About Gypsy Soul

What I Did Pre-Children

In my past, child free, life I was working towards my Masters in Advanced Architecture: Environmental & Energy studies. I was especially interested in straw bale building.

I studied the following…

  • Urban design
  • Communities
  • Ecology
  • Ecological sanitation
  • Renewable energy technologies from a technical, economic and environmental perspective.
  • Wider sustainability issues, policy, buildings and energy demand reduction
  • Biomass
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Wind power
  • Solar thermal
  • Hydro electricity
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Heat Pumps

I got to go out to Italy to work on an amazing straw bale house, it was great fun. I spent 8 years working for Cancer Research UK and I use to live in a cabin at the bottom of my parents garden.

In college, I studied graphic design

What I Do Now

These days I am a work at home Mummy. I’m a freelance writer and the editor for Mumsnet Devon.

I’m constantly trying to ‘find myself’ and live a more frugal sustainable live. If such a thing is possible?

What Is Gypsy Soul?

Gypsy Soul is here to help you live a more intentional life

The main topics I cover are Simple Living, Natural Beauty, Zero Waste, Wellbeing, Thrift and Lifestyle posts.

Check out some of my most popular posts on this blog:

My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

How To Create the Life you Want Now!

50 Affirmations that will Change your Life

How I Finally Got our Home in Order Once and for All

21 Rituals to Change your Life

I also touch on the following subjects…


In the Summer months, we spend most of our lives down in Cornwall on our boat, Morveren. We love exploring the area and spending time together as a family completely ‘unplugged’. You can read more of our boating adventures on our Water Gypsy blog.

Morveren - Colvic Northerner restoration project


I also write about simplifying and organising our home. We will live minimalistic life if it kills me! I have been on a major decluttering mission for about a year now and I’m proud to say that I have got rid of around 75% of our stuff.

With every bag that goes out of the door, our feel lighter and less stressed. It’s certainly an ongoing project.


I have been blogging now since 2011 and over that time I have learnt lots of new skills. It has taken time and patience to get to where I am today and I’m proud to say that I now earn a living from my blog.

I occasionally share posts on this blog relating to blogging that I think others may find useful. If you are interested in starting your own money making blog then visit my Start a Blog page.


Lastly, I share quite a few posts relating to living in Devon. We moved here in 2011 and we love it! There is so much to see and do and everyone is really friendly. It’s a great place to have a base whilst raising a family.

I do hope that you enjoy reading my blog and don’t forget to say hello.

Thanks for reading!

Gina Caro

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Just stumbled across your blog and I love it – you seem mint! haha Im tots joining in your linky…thriftiness is my life pursuit haha and oh yes, I get bored easily and still trying to figure out what I want to do in life haha x

  2. Hi Mary, Thank you for stopping by! Please do link up any thrifty posts you have I’d love to see them.

  3. Love it…a cool mama that lives in Devon…I’m a single mama that would love to start a blog about being an authentic single mama the highs the lows, what helps me, being thirty, days out that don’t cost a lot, meeting up with fellow mums but I know nothing about blogs…would you be willing to share some tips…just want to help other mums who may be stripuggling sometimes X big love to you and your fam a lam x

  4. Hi Nina, Nice to meet you!

    I have loads of tips in an ebook that I’m currently writing but it’s not finished yet 🙁

    A lot of bloggers start with a free blog on either WordPress or Blogger and just go from there it depends on what you want to achieve really. If you just want an online journal, documenting what you get up to then a free blog is the best way to go. If however you’d like blogging to become your new job and earn a living from it then you would need to get a self hosted blog which means you have to pay for hosting each month. I hope that makes sense?

    Happy to answer any other specific questions that you have 🙂

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