Category: Kids & School

A typical day in the life of a vegan zero waste family

It’s a very special article today! Join Ilka (blogger behind Plantbase ❤️) and her family for a day!

Ilka and I are both the same age. And yet we have completely different lifestyles! Ilka lives in a farmhouse on the countryside 🌳 with her husband and their two adorable children. I, on the other hand, chose to live right in the center of a city that is part of Germany’s biggest metropolitan area 🏙, and my husband and I have zero children by choice.

As different as this all sounds – we both live zero waste and vegan!

It is quite the misconception that you have to be a certain “type” of person to be a zero waster (or a vegan). People often tell me: “Well, ok, you can live zero waste because you live in a city where you can get everything you need in bulk, AND you don’t have any kids! I’d like to see you trying to live zero waste with children on the countryside!” Well, I’d say Ilka is the living proof that, YES, you can if you really want to 💪! You just need to find your very individual way and what works for you! Nobody is perfect – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot you can do to come darn close to perfection 😉!

(The two adorable children on the featured image are my sister-in-law’s and not Ilka’s by the way 😉. I took the photo when we went to a bulk store.They were just too cute when they were deciding on the sweets they would get ❤️!)

Living both zero waste and vegan with children – have a peak into our daily life

My name is Ilka, and I live with my husband and our two children on the countryside in northern Germany. My parents have an old farmhouse out here, and we’ve recently remodelled the attic into a cute flat. The farmhouse stands on a big piece of land and my parents are happy that they can share it with us now. We’re building our own house on the premises, and the children have a lot of space to play outside. My husband and I are also getting into gardening. There are a lot of old fruit and some nut trees in the garden of my parents. My father himself is a seasoned hobby gardener who is helping us with his expertise. In the summer we harvest a lot of fresh vegetables. Read More