Calm, only calm! A couple of Britons quit their jobs and moved to Crete in a small villageBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/calm-only-calm-a-couple-of-britons-quit-their-jobs-and-moved-to-crete-in-a-small-village
The couple from the UK had to live in a van to save money for a house. After a while, they decided to give up everything and go to a Greek island to while away the days in peace and quiet in a small village. Stephanie and Matt Trott spent the accumulated 50,000 pounds (about 4.4 million rubles) to buy a villa. They have become vegetarians and lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle, enjoying every day. Find out how the couple's days pass on the island from our material.Young spouses from Sussex told how they managed to realize their dreams of a quiet life in retirement 30 years ahead of schedule. They quit their jobs and moved to a Greek island, where they can live in complete idyll on just 5,000 pounds (about 438,000 rubles) a year.
Stephanie, 30, and Matt Trott, 34, decided to leave their jobs in August 2018 to move to the small village of Gomeri in Crete.
The couple spent 50,000 pounds (about 4.4 million rubles) out of 75,000 pounds (about 6.6 million rubles) of their savings to buy a villa. The house is located in a quiet village and is surrounded by olive trees. The British say that this acquisition is the best decision in their life.
Stephanie and Matt lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle. They cook food on a stove that runs on solar energy, and also use a water filter system, a bio toilet, and electricity only when absolutely necessary. The couple has their own vegetable garden.
The British bought stone ruins called "The House of Walnuts" for 25,000 pounds (about 2.2 million rubles). Now they are repairing the building and plan to rent it out on Airbnb next year.In the UK, the couple could not afford to buy a dream home and lead a measured peaceful lifestyle, which they so dreamed of.
Many of their acquaintances were surprised how Stephanie and Matt risked leaving, leaving a stable job, but the couple never regretted their decision.
Stephanie went on vacation to Greece with her parents every year and loved this country very much. Matt shares his wife's opinion.
Spouses work only in the summer. Stephanie works part-time at the hotel, and Matt is an animal care assistant. To do this, he goes to the UK for six months.
Despite the fact that in Britain the couple earned about 20,000 pounds (about 1.8 million rubles) a year, in Greece they spend only 5,000 pounds (about 438,000 rubles).
The spouses live very modestly, do not take loans, they have minimal monthly expenses. They have become vegetarians and are doing everything to reduce the harmful impact on the environment.
Stephanie prepares skin care products from natural products. The British are reducing the use of plastic. In winter, they cook on a wood-burning stove, and in summer - on a stove powered by solar energy. The couple uses almost no electricity.
The couple raise money for the sterilization of stray cats, clean beaches, plant fruit trees and allow all villagers to collect fruits on their plot.Stephanie and Matt say that moving to Crete has become the best decision in their life, they do not plan to return to the UK.
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