Welcome to Hinterland Homegrown

Hello lovely! Welcome!

Here you will learn how to slow down and be happy in your busy life.

Live a life that is homemade, handmade and simplified to make way for what matters most to you.


Let’s get to know each other.  I’m Brooke, a thirty-something married Mum of two.  The four of us live in our forever home on 1.5 acres in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

I’m a busy working parent like you.  My family and I are learning a lot right now about living more simply at home.  It’s our long-held dream to be self-sufficient on a little bit of land.  We also want to free up more time for what matters most to us: time together, growing food, camping, relaxing in nature, trying out new recipes, and enjoying our little home.


I have created this website just for you.  I know that you are busy and want to reduce stress in your life.

You’ve heard about simple living and self-sufficiency and think this might be a good way to live a slower and more fulfilling life.

You want to have more time with your precious family and get outside in the sunshine and fresh air.  But you are important too, so you crave a bit of self time as well.

You love to cook and try new recipes and want to grow some of your food.  

You think homegrown flavour is better than supermarket-bought.  You are like me and get a little bit excited about picking something delicious from the garden to make a meal from.

There’s lots of things you want to get creative with and make by hand for your home. You enjoy the fun of creating and you like the sense of self-reliance.

You have a deep love for nature and it’s important to you to live lightly on the earth that supports you and your family.  You want to leave behind a healthy planet for your kids to thrive on.


I’m creating a handbook for you here at Hinterland Homegrown where you can learn from easy how-to’s, practical tips and inspiring real-life stories about:

  • Food: growing, cooking and preserving
  • Home: organising, cleaning and crafting
  • Life: simplifying to make room for what you value in life, saving money, social connection and earth care.

You and I are short on time and wanting to reduce debt so I only ever share with you quick and inexpensive ways to get things done.

Come along with my family and I and experiment in living the kind of life you and I both want: homegrown, handmade, simple, slow and self-sufficient.


Find out how my family and I came to be living a simpler life.  

We think a life that is slow | simple | self-sufficient is a good path to health and happiness.


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Thank you for visiting here today.  I hope this website helps you and your family find a joyful, natural and meaningful way forward in your life.  


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“Live simply so that others can simply live”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.

– Bill Mollison, father and co-founder of Permaculture
(in Permaculture – A Designer’s Manual)

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