Start a New Life Living on an Island

Start a New Life Living on an Island

“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…” Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. Not ready to move to an island but love inspiring stories? This podcast is for you too! Guests include: Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life. [SPOILER ALERT: He was right about the 'rush to the regions'. Our island is experiencing a property boom as are many other idyllic seaside places where people can work from home.] Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away. Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life. Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life. Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island. JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits. Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids. And a lot more! Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

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November 26, 2020 33 min
Welcome! This is a very special double episode featuring Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer and more recently, passionate islandophile; AND we speak with Anne Tillig.

First up is ANNE TILLIG, the super inspiring woman who owns Elizabeth Island, off the coast of Melbourne. It's one of the few privately owned freehold islands in Victoria. You'll learn how she went about buying an isla...
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Meet Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Australian island – in fact the one I live on, Coochiemudlo. You’ll learn why Laura switched islands and chose Coochie over the Caribbean, and that you can find love where you least expect it.

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have star...
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This is our first Double Episode featuring two guests who moved to subtropical Coochiemudlo Island, a tiny island 8 minutes by ferry off the Brisbane suburb of Victoria Point.

(1) Deb Murphy, is a psychologist who moved to Coochie from the Gold Coast about 2 years ago with her partner Kev and three kids. From Deb you’ll hear a parent’s perspective about why they moved from the Goldie to move to Coochie; why Deb has found it’s easi...
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Meet JoJo Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks. You'll hear from this brave woman who was on a mission to kiss life in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, goodbye and start a new life in the Virgin Islands. She arrived with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits, and you’ll learn why she hasn't looked back, as well as all the pros/cons/prac...
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Meet Richard Vanhoff, of Private Islands Online Australia - he's a private island sales specialist - Richard reveals the most affordable islands you can buy right now in Australia….get ready to be surprised at just HOW affordable some islands are (hint, equal to the price of a reasonable home in a major Australian city). The week we recorded this episode, a Queensland island Richard sold was settling - sale price? Under $400,00...
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Today we have a gorgeous Special Episode featuring Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura shares a beautiful story about mindfulness by the sea, and a random act of kindness on the seashore. So join us for a mindfulness moment, sitting on the sand, by the sea. All of our worries are about to slip away…

Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Austral...
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Our guest today is Jacqueline Schofield, host of the wildly popular Women Who Live On Rocks blog, Facebook and Instagram pages. Jacqueline is originally from Canada and moved to the Cayman Islands as a young woman and her story of how she picked her island has to be heard to be believed!

Jacqueline reveals what it’s REALLY like to live on a small island, what drew her away home to Canada and then why she moved back to the island fo...
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October 8, 2020 26 min
Searching for your very own island paradise? In Episode 5 you’ll meet Dan Prescher, Senior Editor of International Living, island lover and diver. You’ll learn the 5 most affordable, beautiful islands on which to start a new life! Dan reveals the best bang for your buck destinations. These are islands with gin-clear waters that are bathtub warm for fantastic diving with no wetsuit required… where you and your family can find afford...
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October 1, 2020 32 min
This interview is a real standout. You’ll meet Karen Burns, who moved to Vinalhaven Island in Maine, US, at the age of 23 and loved it so much she couldn’t leave. Karen works with people living on islands up and down the Maine coast, in her role as Chief Talent Officer at Maine's Island Institute, a global leader in connecting island communities.

Our conversation ranges widely and I loved it. We talk about the intergenerational ...
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September 24, 2020 28 min
What's behind our eternal fascination with mermaids? Who are the 'Missing Generation' who leave islands and never come back, and why? Find out in this episode. We talk with Philip Hayward, an island scholar, author and mermaid specialist. Can you find paradise on an island? (Can you find paradise anywhere?!) You’ll learn how to separate myth from reality when trying to make the best island choice for you; the challengin...
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September 17, 2020 24 min
Today you’ll meet Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer, author and columnist with Australia’s national newspaper, The Australian. You’ll learn Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands within striking distance of a major job market on which to start a new life right now.

Bernard’s crunched the numbers on why regional areas including islands are likely to be Australia’s post virus property...
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Take a sneak peak at our upcoming interview with Bernard Salt (his episode drops Friday 18th September!). In this teaser episode Bernard Salt talks about Coochiemudlo Island, the tiny isle nestled up against Brisbane's bayside suburb of Victoria Point. 'Coochie' as the locals call it, is the peaceful isle from which this podcast has been launched. Bernard talks with host Rachael Krinks (a Coochie local) in his upcoming ...
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September 10, 2020 2 min
This is a special episode just over 2 minutes long (no music or fancy tricks, just a voice) for RUOK Day here in Australia (10/9/20). I was interviewing Laura Payano (our guest in a later episode) and we got to talking about how we find 'earthing' ourselves, by being barefoot on sand, letting the sea tickle our toes, putting our palms in the sand, listening to the waves and birds, soothes us. We shared in Laura's upcomi...
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Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island including a fellow who sells islands (did you know in the last month you could have bought an Australian island for under $400,000?). We’ll help you figure out if island life is for...
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