WE PACKED UP AND SOLD OUR HOME TO LIVE THE DREAM!
We are Justin and Bec Lorrimer and we have three children, 9 year old Jack, 8 year old Billy and 6 year old daughter Charli. We packed up our home and sold up in Newcastle, NSW in December 2015 to live the dream and we haven’t looked back!
Cable Beach, April 2016
Lorella Springs, Aug 2018
Justin, 39 worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic for 15 years (mostly in mining), and Bec, 37 in nursing and pathology.
Justin grew up in a little place between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast called Burpengary and Bec, in Warrnambool, Victoria. At the age of 18, they both joined the Royal Australia Air Force, Bec as a Medic and Justin as a Mechanic. They spent 6-7 years in the Defence Force and done loads of travel with overseas deployments as well as Military Exercises all over Oz.
They met in Newcastle as they were both posted to the RAAF base there and 2 years later decided to discharge and move to Canada. The most picturesque country, they had an awesome experience over there and cant wait to take the kids back for a White Christmas.
Jack is a sweet lad, kind, loving, polite and a deadset legend! He’s an old soul with wise words that one, and cool as a cucumber. Then comes the middle child – need I say more haha. Billy is our wild child with way too much energy, very loud and oh so funny.
He’s a real character and has a zest for life! If you ever meet Bill, he’ll be hanging upside down or jumping out of a tree. Next is our sweet but sassy girl Charli, full of personality, witty and tough as nails (she has to keep up with her big brothers). She’s ‘spirited’, hilarious, fearless, a hiking machine and uber affectionate! All three of them make it a lively and loud caravan adventure.
Travelling Australia is something we have always wanted to do.
We realized the importance of getting outdoors and spending quality time as a family and thought we’d do it all while exploring Australia. We wanted a change from the daily grind and give our children the opportunities and experiences that will last with them for a lifetime!
We had a 10 year goal, earn good money, save our butts off and pay off our mortgage. But these things don’t always go to plan…
Justin was in the Hunter Valley mining downturn, work had turned sour due to a job change. Working shift work, long hours and no work/life balance, it was time to make a change. I was at home with 3 kids under 3 and no family support. I was tired, he was cranky and we were going thought the motions, the daily grind you’d call it.