Thriving Back On Country

Marrukakilikan - one who is in a state of wellbeing, happiness, or one who is patient if in adversity. In my mother’s language, Gringai of the hunter valley.

After 150 years of our families living in towns and cities, our family of 8 are taking the plunge and moving back to the bush permanently.  Western food and lifestyle are killing us quicker than people realise. Both me n my kids father and have no parents, grandparents and alot of our younger ones are now terminally ill and or so many dying prematurely. Things need to change, especially for us who were raised in the cities with lil to know regular bush food.

Current research clearly shows living on country, eating a traditional diet and practising your culture improves wellbeing (
Losing both parents mean the kids not only have no grandparents but it also means for me, with a lack of support i really have to look after myself and find a better way for my kids. So they too dont become another statistic as many of our family have before us, passing prematurely from totally avoidable causes.


 Coming from Redfern, inner city Sydney and surviving all sorts of adversity ourselves, we hope by creating videos of our journey we’ll show other city dwelling mob that its still possible to go back to the old ways.  If I can do it anyone can. 

We would like to teach our children how to live a long happy life, as free of the worries of the western world as possible. To create a space where we can revive our old ways n thrive again as we did before the boats came. By 2022 we hope to set up bush school where they learn to grow, hunt n heal as well as the basics in bushcrafts.

After a long slog getting here we are ready to build the life our kids deserve, on country with fresh food gardens and away from the pressures of city life.  We have started a facebook group to share our journey every step of the way and have events set up, leading up to the big build and reveal.

We have a kit home ready to build after clearing kilometres of road and after 10 years of trial and errors. We would love to invite like minded people to come camp with us and work together to get the house and gardens up.  In exchange we will provide food and somewhere to camp for those who come for the 5 days and a cultural tour of the island to say thank you. 


After clearing kilometres of road and a pad to build, we are ready to proceed but are dead in the water, so we are calling on those who will join us achieve this dream.  All we need is backers and support to make this dream a reality by the end of the year.  


7 Sept Working Bee - Establish Family Food Garden

2 Oct Kit Home Build - Calling all off grid enthusiasts

18 Oct Minjerribah Living in Syntropy Agroforestry Course

13 Dec Family Home Warming/Blessing/Unvailing


A lil about me       

You can follow our journey through our page

We invite you to be apart of our huge journey and look forward to connecting with like minds.

Big love,

Kaiyu N Krew

Budget Outline: 
$8000 Frames, Floors & Walls

$2000 Irrigation

$2000 Finishings ie plastering, paint and floor covering

$1000 Machinery Hire

$1000 Insulation

$1000 Equipment and tools

Anyone kind enough to contribute to the project physically or otherwise will receive a thank you gift from the family.

- In return for contributing up to $20 to our cause , we will be sending you an exclusive invite to our family home warming, as a huge thank you 
- To show how much we really appreciate our backers, when contributing up to $50 we will send you an invite and a Blessed Bead Necklace by the Gringai Kids as a big thank u for believing in and supporting us.
- All backers who contribute up to $100 will receive : An exclusive invite to our house warming party plus a Blessed Beads Necklace by the Gringai Kids and a Thrival Shirt with original artwork and message by the family
- For those willing to back us with contributions of $250 or more will be sent an exclusive invite to our house warming party plus a Blessed Beads Necklace by the Gringai Kids, aThrival Shirt with original artwork and message by the family and a cultural tour of the island, led by the family, the custodians (Bookings Essential).  
Gifts will be sent by October at the latest.

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  • Fiona Mills 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $159 
    • 1 mo
  • Mary Richards 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Lisa Hodges 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Bev Waugh 
    • $35 
    • 2 mos
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Kaiyu Moura 
Dunwich, AU
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