Sean, 30 years old, is from queensland. He comes from a family of three sons and is the only one to have chosen a life on the land. For him, the sense of space and freedom is priceless, des- pite the day-to-day hardships. A faint smile appears as he timidly says: it’s not as if i know how to do anything else. He works seven days a week, ear- ning a$230 per day (as a team leader) with free meals and accommodation. 2011, Northern Territory, Australia.