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November 12, 2020 41 min
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 easier to be a parent on Coochie and not the Gold Coast and what her teen girls value about island life. Also, essential clothing you may not think of when packing to move to or stay on a tropical island. We ask Deb,
•why an island?
•why Coochie?
•how did you weigh up the costs and benefits of bringing kids that age to an island?
•what's the payoff for you as a mum? for your kids?
•what did you wish you knew before moving to our island
•on balance - what's easier - mainland or island life?
•number 1 tip for a mum like you wanting to move to an island?

(2) ‘Verdo’ (Peter Verdon)
Peter Verdon, 'Verdo' to his mates – is an adventurer, island hopper, ex Skipper of Super Yachts in the Mediterranean and currently Skipper of the Coochiemudlo Island barge. Verdo’s logged over a quarter of a million miles around the world which has taken him to 70 countries and a LOT of islands… from Verdo you'll learn why you might need a backpack full of cash to buy a house on an island in Spain; and why you might want to join the queue of potential buyers for his houseboat moored in Fiji (yes it's still for sale)... go to

To learn more about Coochiemudlo Island and our community, the following sites may help:

About the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:
Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday 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 new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you

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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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