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!
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
- Ecological sanitation
- Renewable energy technologies from a technical, economic and environmental perspective.
- Wider sustainability issues, policy, buildings and energy demand reduction
- 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:
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.
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.
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!