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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!

Check out some of my most popular posts:

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

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!

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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
  • 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
  • Hydroelectricity
  • 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.

Travel

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.

Morveren - Colvic Northerner restoration project

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 ginacaro@gypsysoul.co.uk

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11 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 🙂

  5. Hello Gina,

    I am the co-founder of a new eco-conscious online department store which is championing UK brands who have sustainable values. Our mission is to change the perception around what it means to live sustainably by making it easier to shop consciously without compromising on quality or style. Everything we will be selling is sustainably and ethically made as well as being completely cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.

    As part of our site, we are going to have a lifestyle blog where we will have guest bloggers write about eco-friendly living tips and experiences which will be of our interest to our community. We are looking for like-minded bloggers and after looking through your blog we think it would be great if you were to write a blog post on our site.

    If you are interested in writing a post for us get in touch including any potential ideas you have and we can discuss.

    I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

    Kind Regards,

    Edward

  6. I can totally relate to the children close together being all consuming! And I have very itchy feet too, I constantly want to move! Love following your zero waste posts, look forward to reading more x

  7. Oh Gina, I had no idea what an interesting life you’ve lead, so inspiring! I’ve lived in the same house for 13 years & the same village for 32 years & it’s driving me nuts! You’ve definitely given me the kick up the bum to be more adventurous after reading your blog.

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