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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Jan 24, 2020

Chicken Coop Compost - 10 best natural high nitrogen fertilizers

Ten best natural high nitrogen fertilizers - Chicken Coop Compost...

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Jan 24, 2020

Hay Bale Gardening Problems - figuring out the issues

Hay Bale Gardening Problems - working through this experimental way of gardening...

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Jan 24, 2020

The Crew and Volunteers on Pearls Place project

Many thanks to the Crew and Volunteers on Pearls Place project - we couldn't have done it without you!

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Jan 17, 2020

Pearls Place - a project close to our hearts

Pearls Place; not just sustainable, but very meaningful too. See more about the background of this project, and why it's called Pearls Place...

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Jan 17, 2020

Building Inspections - be a friend to your inspector

Luckily, the building inspector for our area has quickly become a welcome visitor on his Building Inspections; we pick his brains for new and innovative techniques...

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Jan 14, 2020

Gothic Revival Farmhouse - old style, made new again

Gothic Revival Farmhouse - old style, made new again...

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Jan 14, 2020

1987 Honey Motor Home - a vintage home on wheels project

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

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Jan 13, 2020

Juice Bottle Scoop - DIY Measuring Scoop

DIY an easy Juice Bottle Scoop - recycle and reuse...

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Jan 09, 2020

Fall Gardening Guide and Checklist

The growing season is almost over by the time fall rolls around but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop gardening. There are many things to be done in

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Jan 01, 2020

How To Set A Mouse Trap - the simplest vermin control

The Simplest Vermin Control - How To Set A Mouse Trap...

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Dec 20, 2019

Homestead Christmas - may yours be merry and bright

Homestead Christmas - rustic and country, merry and bright...

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Dec 13, 2019

Quick Cauliflower Cheese - nourishing comfort food

Make some Quick Cauliflower Cheese for your crew, either as a side dish, or with more liquid as soup; either way - delicious!

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Dec 09, 2019

Fire Mitigation on the Homestead - protect your home from wildfires

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

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Dec 08, 2019

Carsen Andrew Memorial Garden; dealing with the loss

Designing and planning the Carsen Andrew Memorial Garden is my way of staying sane when I lose a loved one, or in this case, two...,

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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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