Welcome to our happy place!

Matty and I (Sanjukta) moved from the city to the idyllic rural town of Sunday Creek in 2016, 70 kms north of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia). Our goal was to build a sustainable eco-friendly home, become more self sufficient and dabble in hobby farming.

We completed building our strawbale home in 2017, and are always working on some project or another on the property. We have a lush native garden, a thriving veggie patch, an infant fruit orchard and a walking trail in progress. Our 8-acre property is our cooinda.

Cooinda means ‘Happy place’ in Australian indigenous language

This blog is a way to help us keep an online journal of the progress, the process, and share the experience with our family and friends, near and far.