Frill Free Zone

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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Homesteading Blog - The Frill Free Zone
Dec 05, 2022

DIY Refresh Spray - room deodorizer and fabric refresher

DIY your own Refresh Spray - like Febreze, but way nicer...

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Nov 11, 2022

Homesteading Guide - tips and guidelines to get your homestead going

Homesteading Guide - tips and guidelines to get your homestead off the ground and going...

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Nov 05, 2022

Alternative Building Gallery - homes, cabins, sheds and more

The Alternative Building Gallery gives you a quick peek at some unique hand made homes, sheds and other buildings; if you have salvaged material stashed away, build something with it!

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Nov 05, 2022

Heritage Saltbox - vintage style

Vintage style Heritage Saltbox house - timber framed

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Oct 11, 2022

Make Your Own Bone Meal - a treat for your plants

Make Your Own Bone Meal out of a few simple ingredients - and time...

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Oct 05, 2022

Change in Plans for the winter

Our plans for the winter of 2022 have changed - here's what we're doing now...

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Oct 04, 2022

Antique Violin Case, to protect Great Grandads legacy

Protect Great Grandads legacy with a matching Antique Violin Case...

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Oct 04, 2022

Sheet Composting - compost building by the layers

Sheet Composting is a system of adding organic matter, and mulching all at the same time.

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Oct 01, 2022

Top 10 Beautiful Plants For Your Home (That Won't Break The Bank)

If you’re looking for some beautiful plants to spruce up your home without breaking the bank, then this blog post is for you! We’ll show you 10 of the

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Aug 20, 2022

Great Grandads Antique Violin - the restoration

Hand crafted in late 1890's, this Antique Violin is desperately in need of a restoration...

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Aug 18, 2022

How To Kill Hornets and Wasps - without pesticides...

Poison free gardening; How to Kill Hornets and Wasps without pesticides...

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Aug 17, 2022

1987 Honey Motor Home - a vintage home on wheels project

A vintage home on wheels project - 1987 Honey Motor Home...

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Aug 15, 2022

Gluten Free Crispy Chicken - finally!

Gluten Free Crispy Chicken - finally, the right recipe

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Aug 12, 2022

Hugelkultur - hill growing method

Hugelkultur - the hill growing method...

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Aug 11, 2022

Living Roof; green, growing and lush to protect the home

A Living Roof over your dwelling provides shelter for the roof itself, as well as habitat for small creatures and insects, water collection and storm water abatement; there is no downside

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Jul 28, 2022

Saving Nasturtium Seeds - the most economical annual there is

One of the most economical annuals - Saving Nasturtium Seeds...

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Jul 21, 2022

Hay Bale Gardening - that old moldy bale of hay is good for something

Put those old moldy bales of hay to use with Hay Bale Gardening; up off the ground, easy to access, weed free; what more could you want?

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Jul 07, 2022

A Guest Post; How To Fix Calcium Deficiency in Plants

How to Fix Calcium Deficiency in Plants...a guest post

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Jul 07, 2022

Fire Mitigation on the Homestead - protect your home from wildfires

Protect your home from wildfires - Fire Mitigation on the Homestead...

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Jun 30, 2022

Is Your Compost Too Hot? Here are some guidelines

Some guidelines to follow if your Compost is Too Hot...

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