Sarah was home schooled at the Gold Coast, making her accustomed to having much space and time on her own. On leaving home, Sarah deliberately put herself into situations that challenged this, including recently living in a block of flats that she shared with refugee families from Iran, Sri Lanka and Eritrea. This allowed for very limited privacy with the close proximity of the flats, and social living her neighbours were accustomed to. But Sarah came to thrive on the sense of community, spending much time sharing stories over traditional cups of tea and coffee with her neighbours.