Stefan Lipp


I was raised freely amongst cows, bread and beer on the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany. After two unsuccessful studies at Uni and a bit of travelling I held on to a carpentry apprenticeship which I finished successfully in 2016. Inspired by the Journeymen years (“Wanderjahre”) I decided to leave my home for at least 3 years and 1 day in order to find different work, improve my skills, explore the world and myself. Since then I’ve been travelling the world and worked as a builder, mainly in Canada and New Zealand. In these places I had the chance to become a part of local communities, make friends with wonderful people and got inspired to follow my personal path into a desirable future. Sustainable I want it to be, natural and green. On my way back home, I thought and told everyone, “I will not fly!” I want to travel carbon-friendly and slow.
In September 2018, 2 years into my journey, I found myself on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, working for a bicycle shop and got to ride an electric Cargo Bike - Love at first ride! Hormones go crazy, my brain chemistry changes and a new idea was born, a new adventure, a new challenge… cycle on a cargo bike back home, from Australia to Germany!


Why am I doing this?

The whole answer to this question has many branches and is rooted strongly to my personal life, which again is not a straight line of causes and effects.

The simple answer is: I want to make a change!
And I just love a good challenge. This will be definitely the longest lasting so far.

Climate change and resource scarcity are real. Ignorance and short sightedness are too. I’ve experienced both and think a lot about the question: “How can I/we maintain the balance in/with nature, while evolving as one human kind?”
I’ve found many answers, but I don’t have them all. I’ve changed my lifestyle, but I’m not a full-time ascetic. It’s an ongoing process, the path I’ve chosen and I hope to inspire many people to go this path with me.


Donate & Participate

“I actually enjoy picking up garbage a lot. It makes such a difference - for the eyes, the economy and, of course, our beloved mother earth.” (Insta post)

Your donation allows me to continue this exciting journey
and you to get involved into the sustainability movement.

I’m super grateful and delighted to have received great support so far.
44 family members, friends and inspired strangers contributed over 4.400€, which covered all building and equipment expenses to make it happen.

Future expenses will be the shipping from Darwin to Singapore (1200-1500€) coming up soon and little daily expenses for food (5-10€/day).

If you’d like to also contribute financially I would be very happy to pick up recyclable material for you :-)

11€ = 1 full bag of garbage/recyclables collected

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Germany (EUR)
IBAN: DE69760300800230541573

England (GBP)
UK Sort Code: 23-14-70
Acc-Nr.: 58226695

Wire Routing Nr.: 026073008
ACH Routing Nr.: 026073150
Acc Nr.: 8310194112

bank acc.

Australia (AUD)
BSB-Code: 082-182
Acc. Nr.: 494115425

New Zealand (NZD)
Acc. Nr.: 02-1291-0077992-000

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