1) definitely. (-Get the kids into a surf life saving club and contact Bike SA)
2) mostly: climate wise, your first few months are going to be like a reallly long summer break in Sardinia
3) O.K. (-I made the mistake of getting a job in Felistowe thinking it was on the beach (.....but that's another story)
4) potentially yes, but really only you can make a less materialistic lifestyle happen
5) every day is an adventure, firstly wondering what is happening than working out why it would happen?