TAWK Featured Family -
'Daisies Adventures'.

1.  About you

We're Sarah & Jack, single mum and 3 year old. We have been on the road for 15 months. We travel in a 1979 mini Millard caravan and Hilux 4x4.

2.   Why did you make your decision to TAWK?

We became homeless two Christmases ago when my marriage ended, so in an effort to always have a roof over our head I decided to buy a caravan!

3.   How did you get organised and how did you prepare?

I bought the best caravan I could afford at the time, borrowed a tow vehicle to drive interstate to collect it, and learnt how to tow on the 10 hour drive home. I also had to teach myself how to drive manual! It rained the entire trip and we discovered the caravan was less than waterproof. I spent the next 5 months gutting and rebuilding the caravan. I've gutted & rebuilt it twice now, she suits our needs perfectly!

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4.  What has been your biggest joy?

Watching Jack find he's confidence, and grow up living on the road. He's a different kid when we're traveling.

5. What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?

Jack is a severe refluxer and has needed medication from a compounding pharmacy for most of our trip, our very old fridge proved challenging keeping he's medication at the right temperature. We also had to base our travels every 3 weeks around a compounding pharmacy. After a radical diet change and removal of stress from our lives Jack is now off he's medication and our traveling world has opened up for us!

6.   Where have you enjoyed the most and Where disappointed you the most?

Enjoyed

It's a toss up between Mt Warning and surrounds, and Alice Springs and it's McDonnell ranges so far. Although, now we've made Kata Tjuta & Uluru, I don't think we'll be able to match the level of awesome we've experience while here!

Disappointed

Cape Tribulation & Daintree had a really weird energy around it when we visited, I felt really uneasy the whole time we were there.

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7.   How did you get organised with schooling, what did/do you do and how did you come to that decision?

Jacks still too young for schooling but we are leaning toward homeschooling while on the road, Jack is very easily overwhelmed in busy environments/around lots of people, and this lifestyle seems to really agree with him    

8.   What surprised you most about the trip?

How much I would enjoy the solitude. I rarely get lonely. I was not expecting that!

9.   What would be three pieces of advice to give to future TAWKers?

  1. Just do it.
  2. Don't think about the 'what ifs'.
  3. It gets easier.

10.   How do you think that this adventure has changed your family?

 I don't think we will ever be able to reintegrate back into society! Once you realise there is no box, how can you climb back in it?  Jack wakes up every morning telling me 'it's a happy day today Mama..' He loves it as much as I do.

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