Learn How One Couple Took the Leap to Move to the Beach

Oliver and Joy Robbins with their children two-year-old Illa (left) and six-month-old Frances (right).

A few years ago, Joy and Oliver Robbins quit their jobs in Nashville and moved to the beach — a risk, but they were young. Even if it went south, they could recover.

The bought a fixer-upper and began the remodel, but within months found out they were having their first baby.

“There was a hole in my roof, we’re pregnant and we have no jobs,” Joy said, laughing.

The couple made it work, though, and they haven’t looked back. In the years since, they’ve doubled their family (they now have two kids under the age of 3) and have both found jobs they love.

Joy teaches at Seaside Neighborhood School, the real-life school that often surprises visitors to this storybook community. Oliver works with Premier Properties and runs a blog about 30A life. Check it out at homesat30a.com.

Hear their story in this fun 30A Radio Show, taped live at Stinky’s Bait Shack and sponsored by 30A Cottages and Concierge.

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