“Creating a culture of life celebration!”

Living Legacies is a social enterprise which offers several services:

  • Family-directed Home Funerals, which provides families with step-by-step guidance and support through the process of planning, arranging and co-ordinating a funeral and the care and disposition of the body. Includes information and access to resources, practical assistance, and a range of biodegradable coffins.
  • Family-Directed Home Funerals is a holistic service supporting and assisting families who are making low-cost and environmentally sustainable funeral arrangements themselves without employing a funeral director.
  • It’s effectively a stepping stone between, on one hand, making all the plans, decisions and arrangements yourselves, which most families are unwilling or unable to do in a time of crisis, and, on the other hand, paying a funeral director a lot of money to do it all for you.
  • Educational services such as workshops to help you and your family prepare for the inevitable, and leave a meaningful legacy.
  • Natural burials: an advisory service for councils and other organisations who want to know how they can provide a more environmentally sustainable burial option for their clients with Natural Burial Parks.
  • Celebrancy for marriages, funerals, and civil unions.
  • The Living Library, retails books about living and dying, including the manual, “Living Legacies: A family funeral handbook for an evergreen world“, and also a range of cards.
  • Lynda Hannah, MNZAC, also provides counselling.

Thank you for your interest in Living Legacies.
We can help you to help the Earth and your loved ones in their time of grief.