‘A modern-day Brady Bunch making green mainstream’

 

Welcome!

So glad you are here to witness our overly ambitious attempt to design & build a sustainable, off-grid home whilst juggling four kids, three joint-custody arrangements and two jobs. Think The Brady Bunch meets Grand Designs

We are advocates for second chances and big dreams. Here you will find a raw account of family life and rock solid belief that it is possible to blend green with mainstream.

If we can do this – anyone can!

For up-to-date ramblings & house pics head over to insta.

Blend it your way,  

Leese & Boots x

(Photo by Julie Mercer, Shepparton News)


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