Bessie Bardot and Geoff Barker with baby BlueBelle.
Bessie Bardot and Geoff Barker with baby BlueBelle. Blainey Woodham

Power couple swap house for van

A SYDNEY power couple have gone from rubbing elbows with the famous to living in a Winnebago.

And you can hear all about it today at the Tweed Heads Library from 10am.

Personal development authors and husband and wife team Bessie Bardot and Geoff Barker, and their baby daughter BlueBelle, gave away everything they owned to needy strangers and are now searching for what really matters in life.

The Life Change Experiment was Geoff’s idea and came from a desire they both shared to grow and experience more from life.

“At first I thought he was nuts,” Bessie said.

Geoff said: “I was looking around at everyone I knew and no one was particularly happy.”

They are now putting the universal concepts of flow and provision to the test.

“If you give away everything you’ve got you’ve got no choice to go back,” Geoff said.

“Winnebago lent us this for six months.

“After that we absolutely don’t know what we’ll do.”

Bessie said: “Rather than waste our time thinking about the future we’re just living and travelling.”

Their website, www.thelifechangeexperiment.com, has received more than 10 million hits.

“So many people tell us you’ve inspired me to do something myself,” Bessie said.

“We realised we’d caused a bit of a wave so we decided to film it.”

The couple are interviewing other life-changing people and filming a documentary, as well as a video blog, as they go.

They will be in Tweed Heads for Christmas and after that, even they don’t know.

“We just let one thing lead to another.”




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