About me

Hi, my name is Ben and I’m the creator of TinyEcoHomeLife. The name is a bit of a mouthful I know, but the sentiment is there! I have a passion for all that is simple and sustainable and this site aims to cover my journey, as well as different ways for you, to live a more environmentally friendly life.

I live in Greater Manchester, England, the heart of the industrial revolution back in the day and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. There are a lot of cars, quite a lot of people, it’s a fairly built up area and the air quality is poor. There are still a lot of green areas, which I love to explore. All these points are exactly the reasons why it’s really important for me to try and live in more sustainable, eco-conscious way that supports the environment and local ecosystems. Green space is invaluable for health and the environment and I want their to be more of it!

ben and murphy peak district walk
Me and Murphy in the Peak District

As a child I always loved animals and the outdoors. This stayed with me and I went on to study Biology (Animal and Plant Science) at the University of Sheffield.

Travelling back and forth every so often between Sheffield and Manchester meant many a journey through the Peak District National Park along Snake Pass road. My degree naturally involved fields trips into the Peak District too and I fell in love with the area – the heather moorland, valleys, gorges, peaks, rivers, woodland, plus the great village pubs!

The Peaks is also the place where I stayed in my first shepherd’s hut and saw a whole new way of living and holidaying. Together with my fiancee and Murphy the cocker spaniel, we love exploring quirky places to stay across the country and can think of no better weekend than a lovely walk surrounded by nature.

My goal from this site is to share my growing knowledge on a variety of topics from shepherd hut holidays to sustainable living at home. If I can inspire and help as many people as possible to live more with the environment in mind and make more eco-friendly choices, that’ll do for me.

I also want to use this growing platform as a place to shine a light on both local and national causes that are important to me.

This website is a side project of me. In my day job I work for a Manchester-based brewery where I lead their digital efforts and sample the odd beer from time to time!

Please feel free to get in contact with me from here.

wet dog next to a stream
Murphy – can’t get enough of the outdoors either!

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