February 16, 2016


Zoe MorrisonHi there, welcome to my blog! My name is Zoë Morrison and I am the author of Eco Thrifty Living. In 2011 I wanted to quit my job and become a stay at home mum. I didn’t know how I was going to afford it, but I was determined that spending less wasn’t going to be at the expense of the environment or my families quality of life. I became passionate about learning ways to save money and the environment. I decided to document my experiences along the way and Eco Thrifty Living, the blog was born! In 2012 I walked away from my day job feeling confident that we could thrive on one salary instead of two and I haven’t had a day job since!

My kids are older now and my priorities have changed. I don’t need so much time to myself and I would like to contribute to the family income again. So now I have a new dream. I want to make it as easy as possible for you, my readers learn how to live the eco thrifty life too! I also want to make money from my passion in a way that is flexible around the kids. To get started I am currently writing a book, which is an introduction to eco thrifty living. I plan to publish it by the end of March 2019. Read more about it and sign up to my newsletter to be among the first to hear about it when it is published here: Eco Thrifty Living book.

I am a big believer that whatever your circumstances, if you have a dream however big or small, you should go for it. Find a way to make it real.  Don’t be ashamed of it, don’t hold back from it, don’t be afraid of it. Do everything that you can to bring the you, that you were always meant to be into the world.

I wish you every success towards achieving your dreams and goals and hope that this blog helps you along the way!

9 thoughts on “About

  • Excellent Job Zoe! Like you I have discovered frugal living is not only good for the budget but should be mandatory to save our environment. As a result I now keep very little food in the house (except emergency food supplies for earthquakes and floods) and dramatically reduced my purchases of packaged goods. I was getting sick of all the garbage. Keeping little food in the house has also helped me to reduce food waste, chose a few high quality products as opposed to many low quality products) reduce my weight and save about a $1000 per year.

  • Hi Zoe! I'm so excited about finding your blog! We're trying to pay off our mortgage in an (unrealistically!) small amount of time, so I'll definitely be coming here for tips. I write about our efforts on a Saturday, do you mind if I link to here this Saturday?

  • Hello Zoe,

    I'd like to invite you to the Zero Waste Bloggers Network. It's a group with currently 41 Members from those countries US, UK, CA, DE, FR, MX, PL, AU, ES, HK, NL, MA. Let me know if you're interested: inge @ gruenish dot com

  • I found you through the msn news homepage, 'Thrifty mum gives up loo roll to save money (and the planet)'. It is funny how a news article can skew things a bit, but anyway it worked at grabbing my attention and I'm glad I found your blog as I find it all very interesting. Blogs like this where you share your life will help anyone who comes across it see that minimalism and being eco friendly won't make their life harder but can make them feel so much more at peace. Saving the planet one article at a time. Keep on writing!

  • Hi Zoe, Just heard about you on the radio and it turns out I had already been on your blog before and didn't realise. I feel like I've fallen on your story for the third time and every time I seem to have a new perspective on it! Hopefully one day I can be like you

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