The Art of Free Travel

AU$ 30.00

A Frugal Family Adventure

Patrick and Megs’ passion for locally sourced wild foods, low impact living and a spirit of adventure was put to the test with a road trip with a difference.

With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia’s east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back.

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Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip. But theirs was a road trip with a difference.

Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible − guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the country’s most dangerous highways.

The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable, honest and moving story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.

You can watch more of Patrick and Meg talking about their amazing adventure on The Morning Show and Today.

You can find out more about them and their permaculture pursuits on their Artist as Family blog.

Product details

Published 2015
NewSouth Publishing
Paperback,   256 pages in B&W, a134mm x 210mm.
ISBN: 9781742234434

Additional information

Weight .320 kg
Dimensions 210 × 135 × 22 mm


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