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Frugal and Energy Efficient Living (Group)

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Collecting rain water at home 21 SHRED Apr 26 May 15 9 525
When you have a slow leak under the sink 5 IrishAyes Jan 2015 May 8 3 568
"Fredericton man builds $300 solar furnace, decreases heating bill" 13 applegrove Feb 2014 May 2 9 1762
I learned a frugal trick this cold and wet winter, double spinning my clothes before drying 3 Fumesucker Mar 16 Apr 10 6 529
A couple new tricks up my sleeve 11 IrishAyes Nov 2014 Mar 30 2 1243
Cost per 1M BTU's of various heating fuels 15 lumberjack_jeff Feb 2015 Mar 13 0 720
Anyone have a heat pump water heater? 4 Zorro Mar 5 Mar 13 0 309
"Yes" Spring 2015 has an excellent article by Wendell Berry called "Revolution Starts Small and 5 jwirr Mar 11 Mar 11 0 345
One more - What's the best frugal green way to rot out a tree stump? 14 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Feb 2015 0 1305
Heating question 7 Orrex Dec 2014 Feb 2015 0 542
Saw a beautiful magnetic-cover scene of Refrigerator Art for only $110 recently. 4 IrishAyes Jan 2015 Jan 2015 0 433
How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots 4 Sherman A1 Jan 2015 Jan 2015 15 629
The frugal way to do TV... 33 Fumesucker Jan 2012 Jan 2015 17 11110
Which McGyver out there can tell me the cheapest best way to make a riding lawn mower? 28 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Dec 2014 0 1344
Gleaning 5 jeffrey_pdx Nov 2014 Nov 2014 8 624
For me, a rare brain flash regarding a McGyver solution 33 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Nov 2014 0 1428
Make your own wipes 1 Sedona Oct 2014 Oct 2014 3 626
How to Peel an Entire Bag of Potatoes In A Few Seconds 8 Sherman A1 Oct 2014 Oct 2014 2 776
Just in case anyone is considering Mexico as a place to live/retire. 20 Starboard Tack Apr 2014 Oct 2014 9 1631
Very strange feelings. 18 Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 Oct 2014 1 1075
Moving to a TINY HOUSE (condo). How does one go about DOWNSIZING???? 20 NYC_SKP Sep 2014 Sep 2014 2 1198
Please help identify a (boring) mystery item! 18 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Sep 2014 0 961
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 1 Sherman A1 Sep 2014 Sep 2014 1 358
How to survive when your car stalls... 7 Eleanors38 Apr 2014 Sep 2014 8 968
Found a big downfall to tankless hot water 10 laundry_queen Jan 2014 Sep 2014 4 2020
Simple Living in History 3 4dsc Sep 2014 Sep 2014 7 653
Homemade Beauty Products 5 cali Jun 2014 Sep 2014 0 648
Just passing on a little way to save when it comes to cooking. 8 Skidmore Jul 2014 Sep 2014 6 796
Frugal fishing ideas 4 Kaleva Jul 2014 Aug 2014 1 829
Sorry I'm late offering the links to my favorite tiny home/deployable permanent/temporary 36 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Aug 2014 6 2022
Question about air conditioning. 11 Stuart G Jul 2014 Aug 2014 0 753
Off the grid livig in a micro-home (trailer) 13 Kaleva Jun 2014 Aug 2014 1 1229
Two Minor Victories in Frugal Living 0 IrishAyes Jul 2014 Jul 2014 1 507
cool FB page 5 mzteris Jun 2014 Jul 2014 2 684
Just how often does one need a full shower or bath ? 28 De Leonist May 2014 Jun 2014 0 1728
Guy makes plastic rope from a plastic bottle. 3 Skidmore Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 732
Inexpensive porcelain fermenting pots 1 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 1 623
Did I just dodge an expensive bullet? 13 IrishAyes Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 1270
Support "Hempitecture" for $1 on their Kickstarter campaign... Hemp building 2 Flaxbee May 2014 Jun 2014 2 634
The ex has pretty much killed my efforts at frugal living. 6 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 0 804
A compact kitchen that takes up 2'x2' area when not in use. 4 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 5 735
Anybody have experience buying into a solar farm for home electricity? 4 canoeist52 May 2014 Jun 2014 0 518
Cheap Easy Attic Fan and one other unrelated idea 4 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 0 714
Minor comment on a couple small matters 2 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 559
This is also about gardening, but on a frugal level. 8 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 748
Interesting idea: mobile gardens in discarded shopping carts... 2 Flaxbee May 2014 May 2014 6 570
Walked into a Dollar Tree store today, took one look at the swimming pool noodles, 10 IrishAyes Apr 2014 May 2014 3 2279
This message was self-deleted by its author 0 IDemo May 2014 May 2014 0 326
Intricate recycled oil drum furniture is cut to look like lace 2 okaawhatever Apr 2014 Apr 2014 8 1210
Something for those among us with arthritis and who can't afford a maid. 7 Skidmore Feb 2014 Apr 2014 16 993
Make your own fake marble 0 IrishAyes Apr 2014 Apr 2014 0 459
Huston-Tillotson Prof Makes a Dumpster His Home 3 TexasTowelie Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 583
A site with good DIY info about fixing appliances 4 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 4 613
The Pinterest Playhouse 2 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 3 604
Idea for the pet owners allowing you to recycle old jeans. 3 Skidmore Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 804
X-Post: The first seed has sprouted in my starter pots, yaaayyy!!!! Baby cuke's are so - cute. 3 IrishAyes Mar 2014 Mar 2014 0 3360
I was just sitting here, 21 Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 Mar 2014 9 1286
Just want to share. 21 laundry_queen Nov 2013 Mar 2014 10 1721
I saw sole proprietor biz in action in Austin... 3 Eleanors38 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 1 766
What to do with coffee beans when you don't have a grinder? 8 IrishAyes Mar 2014 Mar 2014 0 901
Ashley Stanley started Lovin' Spoonfuls to match surplus food with hungry people (CS Monitor) 2 pinto Feb 2014 Feb 2014 2 499
Frugal and Energy Efficient Dying 7 Starboard Tack Feb 2014 Feb 2014 6 820
Got a tip about restoring corroded brass. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 1306
I've been browsing apartmenttherapy.com as an antidote to the political wars. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 1 878
We're almost frozen solid here. City water main's frozen in the ground on many streets. 7 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 764
I really like the idea of a small, simple home (not tiny) but I really want one with two bathrooms 22 Flaxbee Jan 2014 Feb 2014 0 1238
Anyone with knowledge of Victorian-era (and earlier) floor finishing techniques? 3 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 583
182 square foot Seattle Condo. 1 lumberjack_jeff Jan 2014 Feb 2014 8 659
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening 21 Flaxbee Feb 2013 Jan 2014 15 7332
Found another excellent savings website: Budget101.com 19 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 7 1435
An MPG tip for your car: Use defrost sparingly. 10 Eleanors38 Jan 2014 Jan 2014 5 2303
Seven Sustainable Technologies | John Michael Greer 1 Tace Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 501
Unventing a vented gas water heater. 4 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 901
WARNING! 4 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 816
X-Post from DIY (UPDATE 1/8 WARNING BELOW) 2 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 2 572
Edit: Some groups here at DU with lots of info for us frugal types 3 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 3 761
Hot water from wood heat ideas 5 ConcernedCanuk Oct 2013 Dec 2013 2 1470
"Your Dream Home - How to Build It For Less Than $3,500" (1950) 22 Flaxbee Sep 2012 Dec 2013 1 4251
The Green Friday Manifesto 5 FarCenter Nov 2013 Dec 2013 3 709
Costs to run an electric space heater 32 Kaleva Nov 2013 Dec 2013 2 2958
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