Outback Living is Gizo's most recent addition to accommodation options for the backpacker market. Whilst the rooms are basic, the charm is in the owner, Moffat who is a world of knowledge about local history.
Moffat and Mevilyn have 6 children including 2 who have been adopted. In 2002 both Moffat and his wife were teachers. They lost their jobs when they got heavily involved in fighting for teachers rights to increase salaries from the Ministry of Education and the Solomon Islands Government. They were forced to evacuate the school at their own expense and ended up opening a betal-nut stand to support the family. Further efforts resulted in opening a fish and chip shop which was wiped out in the 2007 tsunami.
In 2008, Moffat decided to change direction and applied for land which is now the site of his accommodation and cultural tour. To fund this project, he applied for work in Australia and learned new skills and ideas. During this time he had also submitted an application for tourism studies in Vanuatu sponsored by TAFE Queensland. This was completed in 2018.