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RFS volunteer, who was seeking a lower carbon footprint, loses home to fire

Two years ago, Sydney arts graduate Anika Craney moved to the small town of Cobargo in search of a more sustainable life on the land.

She found it in a two-by-three metre cabin, one of several dwellings perched on a property on the South Coast she shared with two friends, focusing on living with a lower carbon footprint.

Anika Craney in the burnt-out remains of her home.

Anika Craney in the burnt-out remains of her home.Credit:Kiran Ridley

“We were growing our own food, making our own soap and milk, killing our own meat; we had 30-year-old fruit trees,” Ms Craney, who works locally as a disability support worker and is a Rural Fire Service volunteer, said.

“We wanted to be farm people, hippies. We met at art school and wanted to live on the land, sustainable – sustainability is our passion, doing what we can to have a lower carbon footprint.”

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