Hi! We’re Matt and Steph and we’re on a quest to simplify life, here in sunny Crete!
We are in our late 20’s and early 30’s and decided to quit our predictable boring lives in the UK to live an alternative life with more focus on having time to enjoy the simple things.
Until recently we led very normal lives, had very normal jobs and lived in a very normal town in the south of England.
We felt extremely fortunate to have the lives that we had, but we could also see our futures mapped out before us with no real option of living differently.
We could have easily gone down the route that was expected of us (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that) but we started to ask ourselves if there was more to life than living for the weekend and paying off the mortgage.
Why are we expected to trade 30 years of our lives for a roof over our heads?
We started to wonder what would happen if we minimised our outgoings and had no mortgage and therefore didn’t have to work so much. The time that we had previously spent working would be free to spend doing the things that we wanted to do.
Fast forward a few years and we are now on the Greek island of Crete living the lives that we have chosen to live. We are mortgage free and have two properties, one of them being a little derelict ruin which we are renovating as a holiday rental.
We lead a frugal life but we have our freedom and time, which to us are the most important things.
Join us on our journey to discover the simple pleasures in life, becoming more environmentally friendly, creating things rather than buying them, owning less and gaining freedom, becoming more self sufficient, and questioning the fundamental concepts that we have been conditioned to believe.
We can’t wait to share what we are doing here in Crete,
Matt and Steph in Crete