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Frugal and Energy Efficient Living (Group)

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Collecting rain water at home 23 SHRED Apr 26 10 hrs ago 10 793
Looking for McGyver (Cross Post) 8 IrishAyes Jun 8 Jun 27 0 391
The frugal way to do TV... 34 Fumesucker Jan 2012 Jun 20 17 11538
Someone's idea for a lifetime washing machine... 9 hunter Jun 4 Jun 12 5 287
A couple new tricks up my sleeve 12 IrishAyes Nov 2014 May 24 2 1415
When you have a slow leak under the sink 5 IrishAyes Jan 2015 May 8 3 652
"Fredericton man builds $300 solar furnace, decreases heating bill" 13 applegrove Feb 2014 May 2 10 1869
I learned a frugal trick this cold and wet winter, double spinning my clothes before drying 3 Fumesucker Mar 2015 Apr 10 7 643
Cost per 1M BTU's of various heating fuels 15 lumberjack_jeff Feb 2015 Mar 2015 0 902
Anyone have a heat pump water heater? 4 Zorro Mar 2015 Mar 2015 0 390
"Yes" Spring 2015 has an excellent article by Wendell Berry called "Revolution Starts Small and 5 jwirr Mar 2015 Mar 2015 0 450
One more - What's the best frugal green way to rot out a tree stump? 14 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Feb 2015 0 1468
Heating question 7 Orrex Dec 2014 Feb 2015 0 641
Saw a beautiful magnetic-cover scene of Refrigerator Art for only $110 recently. 4 IrishAyes Jan 2015 Jan 2015 0 525
How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots 4 Sherman A1 Jan 2015 Jan 2015 15 711
Which McGyver out there can tell me the cheapest best way to make a riding lawn mower? 28 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Dec 2014 0 1546
Gleaning 5 jeffrey_pdx Nov 2014 Nov 2014 8 679
For me, a rare brain flash regarding a McGyver solution 33 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Nov 2014 0 1583
Make your own wipes 1 Sedona Oct 2014 Oct 2014 3 731
How to Peel an Entire Bag of Potatoes In A Few Seconds 8 Sherman A1 Oct 2014 Oct 2014 2 866
Just in case anyone is considering Mexico as a place to live/retire. 20 Starboard Tack Apr 2014 Oct 2014 9 1719
Very strange feelings. 18 Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 Oct 2014 1 1171
Moving to a TINY HOUSE (condo). How does one go about DOWNSIZING???? 20 NYC_SKP Sep 2014 Sep 2014 2 1299
Please help identify a (boring) mystery item! 18 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Sep 2014 0 1066
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 1 Sherman A1 Sep 2014 Sep 2014 1 430
How to survive when your car stalls... 7 Eleanors38 Apr 2014 Sep 2014 8 1026
Found a big downfall to tankless hot water 10 laundry_queen Jan 2014 Sep 2014 4 2138
Simple Living in History 3 4dsc Sep 2014 Sep 2014 7 744
Homemade Beauty Products 5 cali Jun 2014 Sep 2014 0 732
Just passing on a little way to save when it comes to cooking. 8 Skidmore Jul 2014 Sep 2014 6 883
Frugal fishing ideas 4 Kaleva Jul 2014 Aug 2014 1 908
Sorry I'm late offering the links to my favorite tiny home/deployable permanent/temporary 36 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Aug 2014 6 2147
Question about air conditioning. 11 Stuart G Jul 2014 Aug 2014 0 834
Off the grid livig in a micro-home (trailer) 13 Kaleva Jun 2014 Aug 2014 1 1314
Two Minor Victories in Frugal Living 0 IrishAyes Jul 2014 Jul 2014 1 566
cool FB page 5 mzteris Jun 2014 Jul 2014 2 763
Just how often does one need a full shower or bath ? 28 De Leonist May 2014 Jun 2014 0 1825
Guy makes plastic rope from a plastic bottle. 3 Skidmore Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 812
Inexpensive porcelain fermenting pots 1 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 1 694
Did I just dodge an expensive bullet? 13 IrishAyes Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 1351
Support "Hempitecture" for $1 on their Kickstarter campaign... Hemp building 2 Flaxbee May 2014 Jun 2014 2 703
The ex has pretty much killed my efforts at frugal living. 6 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 0 888
A compact kitchen that takes up 2'x2' area when not in use. 4 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 5 805
Anybody have experience buying into a solar farm for home electricity? 4 canoeist52 May 2014 Jun 2014 0 592
Cheap Easy Attic Fan and one other unrelated idea 4 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 0 770
Minor comment on a couple small matters 2 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 609
This is also about gardening, but on a frugal level. 8 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 804
Interesting idea: mobile gardens in discarded shopping carts... 2 Flaxbee May 2014 May 2014 6 627
Walked into a Dollar Tree store today, took one look at the swimming pool noodles, 10 IrishAyes Apr 2014 May 2014 3 2656
This message was self-deleted by its author 0 IDemo May 2014 May 2014 0 391
Intricate recycled oil drum furniture is cut to look like lace 2 okaawhatever Apr 2014 Apr 2014 8 1331
Something for those among us with arthritis and who can't afford a maid. 7 Skidmore Feb 2014 Apr 2014 16 1061
Make your own fake marble 0 IrishAyes Apr 2014 Apr 2014 0 519
Huston-Tillotson Prof Makes a Dumpster His Home 3 TexasTowelie Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 636
A site with good DIY info about fixing appliances 4 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 4 686
The Pinterest Playhouse 2 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 3 663
Idea for the pet owners allowing you to recycle old jeans. 3 Skidmore Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 868
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 3959
I was just sitting here, 21 Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 Mar 2014 9 1352
Just want to share. 21 laundry_queen Nov 2013 Mar 2014 11 1820
I saw sole proprietor biz in action in Austin... 3 Eleanors38 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 1 851
What to do with coffee beans when you don't have a grinder? 8 IrishAyes Mar 2014 Mar 2014 0 981
Ashley Stanley started Lovin' Spoonfuls to match surplus food with hungry people (CS Monitor) 2 pinto Feb 2014 Feb 2014 2 568
Frugal and Energy Efficient Dying 7 Starboard Tack Feb 2014 Feb 2014 7 884
Got a tip about restoring corroded brass. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 1429
I've been browsing apartmenttherapy.com as an antidote to the political wars. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 1 931
We're almost frozen solid here. City water main's frozen in the ground on many streets. 7 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 840
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 1308
Anyone with knowledge of Victorian-era (and earlier) floor finishing techniques? 3 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 650
182 square foot Seattle Condo. 1 lumberjack_jeff Jan 2014 Feb 2014 8 725
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening 21 Flaxbee Feb 2013 Jan 2014 15 7506
Found another excellent savings website: Budget101.com 19 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 7 1516
An MPG tip for your car: Use defrost sparingly. 10 Eleanors38 Jan 2014 Jan 2014 5 2505
Seven Sustainable Technologies | John Michael Greer 1 Tace Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 552
Unventing a vented gas water heater. 4 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 982
WARNING! 4 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 884
X-Post from DIY (UPDATE 1/8 WARNING BELOW) 2 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 2 620
Edit: Some groups here at DU with lots of info for us frugal types 3 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 3 820
Hot water from wood heat ideas 5 ConcernedCanuk Oct 2013 Dec 2013 2 1569
"Your Dream Home - How to Build It For Less Than $3,500" (1950) 22 Flaxbee Sep 2012 Dec 2013 1 4399
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