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Life Unhurried Book
Life Unhurried
Slow and Sustainable Stays Across Australia

An ode to slow travel around Australia, Life Unhurried features 50 of the most covetable properties across the country that you’ll want to escape to immediately.

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If you’re feeling the pull to slow down, immerse in nature, and escape to a truly beautiful space, you NEED this book.

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What's Inside?
  • Beautiful photography showcasing unique Slow Stays across Australia – from tiny homes to glamping tents, A-frames to converted grain silos, and humble shacks to architecturally designed off-grid cabins
  • Inspiring tales of sustainable renovations, and those opting to live a life unhurried
  • Slow and sustainable travel tips
  • Family-friendly Slow Stays
  • Outdoor baths to swoon over
  • Pet-friendly stays

Stacked with the type of insightful, immersive stories that could only come from the pen of a renowned travel writer, this book was designed, right from its inception, to transport you.

Order now, then the next time work is getting you down, or when you’ve spent too many hours nose-deep in a spreadsheet, you can crack this book open, feel the tension start to drift away, and get actual, practical #inspo for your next escape. 

Did you know that you can book to stay in those properties? Like, right now?!

Yep, if reading these pages (and looking at these beautiful pics) stirs up feelings of wanderlust and ‘must-escape-ness’, we’ve got you covered with a travel directory that’s decidedly different.

It’s called Slow Stays, and it’s the official edit of the world’s best slow and sustainable accommodation.

So if you want to stay at the places you’ve read about (and swooned over), come check out their listings on Slow Stays — 

About The Authors

Travel journalist Celeste Mitchell has managed to fuse her love of travel and telling stories for 20 years, and is regularly published in Escape, Australian Traveller and Qantas magazine, among others. While once she would have easily flitted across the globe several times in a month, these days she favours a much slower pace of exploration (having two kids under three will do that to you, too).

Krista Eppelstun is an in-demand travel photographer and videographer, usually on the road creating content for the likes of Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane Airport. When she doesn’t have a camera in hand, she’ll likely be with her husband, dreaming up the next adventure in their vintage caravan.

Assistant author Katie Gannon started out as an eco indie fashion designer before making the leap to web and graphic design. As well as assisting tourism companies and NGOs with their design needs she owns and operates her own Slow Stay and understands intimately how important sustainability in travel really is.

Life Unhurried ( is not just another travel blog – it’s an all-encompassing online platform filled with inspiring stories, tips, and conversations about slow and sustainable travel and living. As the home of Slow Stays, it’s become the go-to for authentic accommodation across Australia, sharing the story behind each property and allowing you to book direct (where possible) ensuring money stays in the pockets of small business owners. The Life Unhurried YouTube channel is filled with Slow Stays videos, including the Virtual Check-In series, taking you into slow and sustainable properties across Australia (and eventually, the world!).

Our gorgeous new book, Life Unhurried, is designed to be uniquely transportive.

Sizeable, stunning, heavy in your hands, your coffee table deserves this beautiful tome… and so do you.