Our interest in rural life and living in Europe was the spark that set us into motion, planning a year abroad exploring the countryside of France and Ireland.  We needed to keep it affordable, so WWOOFing was a good fit, allowing us to work for our room and board while also exploring a region in depth.  Biking was an extension of the desire to take our time, and we designed and built bags to carry all we needed to bike, camp, and farm.

We are Patrick Coughlin and Heide Martin. We invite you to read about the details of our trip, or follow our adventures on the blog and instagram feed @thelastthingsfirst.