To achieve greatness,

Start where you are,

Use what you have,

Do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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Hi, I’m Brooke Palframan!  


Here on the Simple Earth Friendly blog I’ll share with you ideas for a simple and natural ecological life.  I’m here to help you create a life good for you and the earth.

A life that’s:

  • slow
  • simple
  • ecological
  • vegan
  • happy
  • healthy

You will learn how to live ecologically (eco-friendly) by providing for your own household and personal needs. With small actionable activities create a more self-sufficient life by relying upon what you and your local community can grow and make.  

I think it’s important that we start with one small thing at a time.  It’s amazing how the little things can add up over time to big life shifts.

Here you will learn how to:

  • Grow your own food, medicine, and garden and household supplies
  • Cook fresh, healthy and plant-based (vegan)
  • Preserve and store the harvest
  • Stockpile food and home supplies to save money and prepare for the unforeseen
  • Make and craft household supplies by hand
  • Save money
  • Be more productive but balanced
  • Look after your family’s and your health and well-being naturally
  • Live close to nature and the seasons

Whilst being kind to the earth. 

It’s the only planet we have got and it supports us in so many ways.  It’s important that we live in a way that’s good for us and takes care of the earth too.  Living in this way can help us to slow down and be healthier and happier.

I have so much to share with you!


Start learning how to live simply and sustainable


About Me

I’m a married Mum of two boys.  I live and work on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  We live in a hinterland town that I have wanted to live in for a long time.  It’s our retirement happy place that we moved to earlier than our retired years.  We didn’t see the sense in waiting to live our dream.

It was a leap of faith leaving our first home and moving into a rental property again.  But after waiting patiently we were able to afford our forever home in the location I had hoped for.

We moved 2 years ago into an older home on 1.5 acres – a gently sloping site with depleted soils and remnant rainforest, a dam, a small established orchard and a garden shed.

We are slowly getting our home renovations finished and building up our soil to grow our own food.  I have a beautiful big space right near our new front deck to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.  I am currently designing this amazing blank canvas so I can squeeze in as much food production as possible.  I follow the principles of Permaculture and urban micro-farming.

Inside our home we are decluttering and simplifying our living space.  At the moment I’m learning about the Lean Home system to make family processes and systems flow easier.  We live a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle (I’m the vegan), follow Buddhism, and practice yoga and meditation when we can.  My husband does this more than me – he’s so dedicated!

I’m happy to meet you and hope you enjoy reading about our simple, natural and ecological life experiments.