Your Story Ep 52 : Ian. University Accommodation on a Motorbike
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Your Story Ep 52 : Ian. University Accommodation on a Motorbike


Welcome To Episode 51 of Your Story.

Why do we have to live our life the way people and society says? Why can’t we make our own rules and if we’re happy with the results of our decisions isn’t that all that matters?Ian Pettet

Ian Pettet has decided to live an unorthodox lifestyle. Not only is he studying Electrical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology in his 50’s but he has also chosen to live on a side street to the City Gardens that adjoin the Uni sleeping on his motorbike and living with his dog out of the trailer attached to the rear of the bike. Not what is normally thought of as student accommodation. This is the life style that Ian has chosen for the freedom that he gets from not requiring a high income and responsibilities that most of us feel that we can’t do without.

Most people would find this lifestyle challenging but Ian embraces it and with happiness and joy leaving me wondering if maybe there are some lessons here about what makes some of us truly happy.Goldwing and trailer camp

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  • careyNo Gravatar Thursday, 27 May, 2010, 8:39 am

    Very very interesting podcast you have here.

  • Adam Daniel MezeiNo Gravatar Wednesday, 14 July, 2010, 9:57 pm

    I’m fascinated by this man, Ian. Something about the minimalist lifestyle he preaches is so…precise.

    He’s so articulate. So outspoken. So clear about what he needs to do, and I think there’s a marvelous beauty about that.

    You had me hooked from the first second until the last. Thank you for making my listening session special.

    • IanNo Gravatar Wednesday, 14 July, 2010, 10:18 pm

      Thanks Adam.
      I mentioned to a few people about Your Story and they mentioned Ian as a character that they had seen around and wondered what his story was. I had for some months been trying to get him on the show so this was one of those stories that I had to get eventually.

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