Living life differently in the Wheatbelt
“You’ve got to meet Ann and Three” we were told. “They’re living their life differently.”
School teacher Ann and retired firefighter Three realising life was short, made the decision to sell up, buy a caravan and head off on an adventure around Australia.
They left Bunbury, had a night in Narrogin and then drove to Mukinbudin, a tiny Wheatbelt town, three and a half hours drive from Perth. That was nine months ago. They’re still in Mukinbudin.
Their caravan is now parked up next to an old farmworker’s house with the verandah joining the caravan’s sleeping area to the house’s living space. This works for the farmer too as it keeps a vacant house habitable.
The long-neglected garden matches the dry yard, typical of the Wheatbelt: red dirt, course stubbly grass, and no doubt double Gs. There’s three obvious features in Ann and Three’s garden - the quintessential Hills Hoist, a sheep, and a alpaca wearing a pretty red collar.
They’re really happy there, and can’t imagine leaving any time soon.