Living free: An Australian woman attracts attention for raising her kids in a forest

03 December,2023 04:20 AM IST |  Japan  |  A Correspondent

An Australian woman attracts attention for raising her kids in a forest

Lucy Aura moved into a tent due to the housing crisis in Australia and is on a mission to reconnect with nature and her body, including drinking her own urine. Pics/Youtube


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An Australian woman has revealed that she much prefers living in a tent with her two children than struggle with rent. Lucy Aura, mum to seven-year-old Alana and five-year-old Asa, loves the freedom of living in a tent in the forest despite people calling her ‘crazy'.

She revealed that her daughter Alana goes to nature school, while Asa is home-schooled, and much preferred their stripped-back lifestyle to living in a tiny apartment. The Australian woman also participates in unconventional therapy which involves drinking her own urine as well as using it topically to treat skin conditions. "There should be no part of us that disgusts us," she added.

"I like drinking my own urine," she says as she reveals it is a ‘self-love' practice. Lucy also revealed she tries to avoid doctors unless there's a serious medical reason, preferring to focus on holistic medicines. The trio also have ditched shoes and now prefer to walk around barefoot, unless it's too muddy to avoid infections.

Lucy revealed they started living in a tent because of the rental crisis taking over Australia, and didn't want to be cramped into a small unit, so decided to save her money and live amongst nature. At the time she was also working as a marine biologist but it wasn't making her happy as she didn't have the time to spend with her children. She admits people have criticised her parenting style calling her ‘crazy' ‘mad' and ‘extreme'.

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