About ZAP Studio

Creativity meets Practicality

Homegrown eggs collected in cupped hands.

Ceilidh Meo is the driving force behind ZAP Studio. She combines the lofty dreams, schemes and projects of an artist with the down-to-earth practicality of farming.

The "ZAP" in "ZAP Studio" stands for "Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness" and, while Ceilidh acknowledges that this is the least likely of all apocalyptic scenarios, it is also the one that many people spend the most time thinking about.

Everyone wants an awesome team to deal with the zombie invasion and most know who they would pick to cover the fighting side of the equation. But often, they completely forget that in order to survive, you need people who have skills in seed saving, growing seeds, preserving food, caring for animals, spinning yarn, making clothes, creative thinking and getting things done!

Our Mission


At ZAP Studio, we aim to help people acquire the practical self sufficiency skills rapidly being lost as our population ages, and as we spend more time online and less out in the world.

The "U for Useful" file


Ceilidh is a lifetime learner and workshop teacher who lives off the grid has been gathering useful homesteading skills her whole life. She combines these with a passion for art and creativity.

These skills have been mentally filed away, safely stored for that day when she can share them with a new group of people to help us all survive the zombie apocalypse.

Download a copy of the Course Catalogue for the full "U for Useful" file list!

Course Catalog

All upcoming workshops are listed in the Events section below, but if you're curious about what other workshops are on offer, click the button below to download the full "U for Useful" Skills Set list.

The "U for Useful" Skills Set (pdf)



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ZAP Studio

40 Tranter Road, Toolleen Victoria 3551, Australia

0418 557 281

Office Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed