Frill Free Zone

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The Frill Free Zone is where we get to the nitty gritty of living simply; eliminate all the unnecessary, useless, frivolous or giddy; it's where you get serious about creating your unique life that suits you to perfection.

  • Feel the pride of salvaging a piece of architectural molding and using it in an innovative way;

  • get off the recycling train and learn ways of using your packaging, instead of filling the landfill.

  • Find natural materials close at hand that make a vernacular building style work perfectly in your climate.

The world is at the cusp of stopping waste in its tracks - what did our grand parents say? Waste not, want not...

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Nov 16, 2019

Tallyman Shack - salvage building materials where you can find them

The Tallyman Shack was purchased for a loony - the cost of the transportation was a bit more, and the salvaged materials paid for it all...

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Nov 14, 2019

Deep Litter System - keeping poultry happy and healthy

Keep your poultry flock happy and healthy with the Deep Litter System...

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Nov 09, 2019

Beams and Floor Joists; the construction begins...

Building the beams and floor joists are where the construction phase of a sustainable building project actually begins...

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Nov 08, 2019

Joyces Vegetable Soup - now this is nourishing!

Joyces Vegetable Soup is a classic nourishing soup for cold days - if you have a woodstove and pressure cooker, this is the soup for you...

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Nov 07, 2019

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for organic gardens

10 Best High Nitrogen Natural Fertilizers for organic gardens...

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Nov 04, 2019

Wood Shed Built from Firewood; amazing but true

Yes, a Wood Shed Built from Firewood is totally doable; in fact, many places around the globe use this method...

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Nov 03, 2019

Country Steps; a rustic way to make simple stairs, cheap

Make a set of Country Steps that will be sturdy and economical, for a serviceable and quick stair way...

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Nov 02, 2019

Build Your Own Sawhorse out of scrap lumber

Build Your Own Sawhorse out of scrap lumber; a rustic carpentry project...

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Nov 01, 2019

Polite Walking - training your service dog to walk on a loose leash

Polite Walking - training your service dog to walk on a loose leash...

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Nov 01, 2019

DIY Dog Leash - make it to your specifications

Make this DIY Dog Leash to your exact specifications...

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Oct 31, 2019

DIY Dog Flirt Pole - give your dog the exercise she needs

Give your dog the exercise she needs with this DIY Dog Flirt Pole...

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Oct 30, 2019

Mudroom Ideas - it's more than just a dream now

The dream is coming true - Mudroom Ideas...

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Oct 30, 2019

Cooking on a Wood Stove; magic, or mystery?

Cooking on a Wood Stove; is it magic, or a mystery? It's neither, in my tiny house - learn the tips of primitive cooking...

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Oct 28, 2019

Building Construction Costs; finding ways to build cheaper

Building Construction Costs; build the natural home you want with less financial burden; innovative ways to stretch your dollar

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Oct 27, 2019

Best Wood For Heating Your Home - choose your favorite firewood

Choose your favorite firewood - Best Wood For Heating Your Home...

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Oct 27, 2019

Building the Root Cellar; detailed building notes

Building the Root Cellar was a fun project; I highly recommend using these kinds of smaller projects to practice alternative building methods...

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Oct 26, 2019

How to Teach a Puppy not to bite and nip

How to Teach a Puppy Not to Bite and Nip the hand that feeds her...

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Oct 19, 2019

Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen; take action now!

If you have a bad Ammonia Smell in the Chicken Pen, take action immediately; your birds are at risk...

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Oct 16, 2019

Getting the Most out of CLR - learn this one simple trick

Learn this one simple trick for Getting the Most out of CLR, that fabulous cleaner and decalcifying agent...

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Oct 13, 2019

Renovating the Fire Pit - cooking over the fire

Renovating the Fire Pit is long overdue; we use this for cooking, social gatherings and for an attavistic experience...

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