Gypsy Soul is here to help you live a more sustainable & happy life
The main topics covered on this blog are Zero Waste, Minimalism, Natural Beauty, Green Living, Wellbeing & Thrift. So, if you are interested in any of those subjects then you’re in the right place. Welcome!
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Gypsy Soul is perfect for anyone who is trying to live a more simple, thrifty & sustainable lifestyle. Join us on our mission to lead happier, healthier lives.
Who Am I?
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.
I’m currently on a mission to minimalise our home. I have been decluttering for about a year now and I’m proud to say that I have got rid of around 75% of our stuff.
We have recently taken our simple living and minimalism to the next level. Check back soon to see what we’ve done!
Why My Interest in Sustainable Living?
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
- 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.
Before children, I was very eco-conscious but then I lost my way. Having two children in two years was all consuming. I opted for convenience over sustainability every time. Now the kids are older I have more time to think about the kind of life I want to lead and the examples that I want to set for them.
This blog has become my way of documenting my trials and errors towards living a more sustainable lifestyle and dragging my other half along for the ride. It’s certainly a journey, not a destination.
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 about our boating adventures on our Water Gypsy blog.
If you have a Gypsy Soul and are craving a simpler more sustainable lifestyle then join our tribe below. Want to get in touch? Email me at email@example.com