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Frugal and Energy Efficient Living (Group)

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Title of discussion thread Replies Author Start time Last reply Recs Views
A couple new tricks up my sleeve 10 IrishAyes Nov 15 Wednesday 2 583
Which McGyver out there can tell me the cheapest best way to make a riding lawn mower? 28 IrishAyes Sep 30 Dec 11 0 691
The frugal way to do TV... 31 Fumesucker Jan 2012 Dec 10 15 9683
Gleaning 5 jeffrey_pdx Nov 8 Nov 29 8 341
One more - What's the best frugal green way to rot out a tree stump? 10 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Nov 15 0 631
For me, a rare brain flash regarding a McGyver solution 33 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Nov 15 0 951
Make your own wipes 1 Sedona Oct 28 Oct 28 2 334
How to Peel an Entire Bag of Potatoes In A Few Seconds 8 Sherman A1 Oct 16 Oct 19 2 447
Just in case anyone is considering Mexico as a place to live/retire. 20 Starboard Tack Apr 2014 Oct 18 9 1153
Very strange feelings. 18 Curmudgeoness Sep 26 Oct 9 1 645
Moving to a TINY HOUSE (condo). How does one go about DOWNSIZING???? 20 NYC_SKP Sep 21 Sep 30 2 712
Please help identify a (boring) mystery item! 18 IrishAyes Sep 2014 Sep 24 0 570
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 1 Sherman A1 Sep 2014 Sep 2014 1 204
How to survive when your car stalls... 7 Eleanors38 Apr 2014 Sep 2014 8 722
Found a big downfall to tankless hot water 10 laundry_queen Jan 2014 Sep 2014 4 1534
Simple Living in History 3 4dsc Sep 2014 Sep 2014 7 333
Homemade Beauty Products 5 cali Jun 2014 Sep 2014 0 415
Just passing on a little way to save when it comes to cooking. 8 Skidmore Jul 2014 Sep 2014 6 531
Frugal fishing ideas 4 Kaleva Jul 2014 Aug 2014 1 459
Sorry I'm late offering the links to my favorite tiny home/deployable permanent/temporary 36 IrishAyes Aug 2014 Aug 2014 6 1351
Question about air conditioning. 11 Stuart G Jul 2014 Aug 2014 0 506
Off the grid livig in a micro-home (trailer) 13 Kaleva Jun 2014 Aug 2014 1 896
Two Minor Victories in Frugal Living 0 IrishAyes Jul 2014 Jul 2014 1 345
cool FB page 5 mzteris Jun 2014 Jul 2014 2 465
Just how often does one need a full shower or bath ? 28 De Leonist May 2014 Jun 2014 0 1354
Guy makes plastic rope from a plastic bottle. 3 Skidmore Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 501
Inexpensive porcelain fermenting pots 1 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 1 356
Did I just dodge an expensive bullet? 13 IrishAyes Jun 2014 Jun 2014 2 874
Support "Hempitecture" for $1 on their Kickstarter campaign... Hemp building 2 Flaxbee May 2014 Jun 2014 2 375
The ex has pretty much killed my efforts at frugal living. 6 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 0 593
A compact kitchen that takes up 2'x2' area when not in use. 4 Kaleva Jun 2014 Jun 2014 5 467
Anybody have experience buying into a solar farm for home electricity? 4 canoeist52 May 2014 Jun 2014 0 326
Cheap Easy Attic Fan and one other unrelated idea 4 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 0 455
Minor comment on a couple small matters 2 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 376
This is also about gardening, but on a frugal level. 8 IrishAyes May 2014 May 2014 2 527
Interesting idea: mobile gardens in discarded shopping carts... 2 Flaxbee May 2014 May 2014 6 393
Walked into a Dollar Tree store today, took one look at the swimming pool noodles, 10 IrishAyes Apr 2014 May 2014 3 1380
This message was self-deleted by its author 0 IDemo May 2014 May 2014 0 178
"Fredericton man builds $300 solar furnace, decreases heating bill" 8 applegrove Feb 2014 May 2014 8 1168
Intricate recycled oil drum furniture is cut to look like lace 2 okaawhatever Apr 2014 Apr 2014 8 703
Something for those among us with arthritis and who can't afford a maid. 7 Skidmore Feb 2014 Apr 2014 16 777
Make your own fake marble 0 IrishAyes Apr 2014 Apr 2014 0 315
Huston-Tillotson Prof Makes a Dumpster His Home 3 TexasTowelie Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 420
A site with good DIY info about fixing appliances 4 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 4 442
The Pinterest Playhouse 2 Kaleva Mar 2014 Mar 2014 3 449
Idea for the pet owners allowing you to recycle old jeans. 3 Skidmore Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 570
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 1891
I was just sitting here, 21 Curmudgeoness Feb 2014 Mar 2014 9 994
Just want to share. 21 laundry_queen Nov 2013 Mar 2014 10 1478
I saw sole proprietor biz in action in Austin... 3 Eleanors38 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 1 567
What to do with coffee beans when you don't have a grinder? 8 IrishAyes Mar 2014 Mar 2014 0 654
Ashley Stanley started Lovin' Spoonfuls to match surplus food with hungry people (CS Monitor) 2 pinto Feb 2014 Feb 2014 2 300
Frugal and Energy Efficient Dying 7 Starboard Tack Feb 2014 Feb 2014 6 627
Got a tip about restoring corroded brass. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 836
I've been browsing apartmenttherapy.com as an antidote to the political wars. 2 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 1 585
We're almost frozen solid here. City water main's frozen in the ground on many streets. 7 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 550
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 0 997
Anyone with knowledge of Victorian-era (and earlier) floor finishing techniques? 3 IrishAyes Feb 2014 Feb 2014 0 410
182 square foot Seattle Condo. 1 lumberjack_jeff Jan 2014 Feb 2014 8 509
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening 21 Flaxbee Feb 2013 Jan 2014 15 6603
Found another excellent savings website: Budget101.com 19 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 7 1151
An MPG tip for your car: Use defrost sparingly. 10 Eleanors38 Jan 2014 Jan 2014 5 1294
Seven Sustainable Technologies | John Michael Greer 1 Tace Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 365
Unventing a vented gas water heater. 4 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 607
WARNING! 4 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 0 652
X-Post from DIY (UPDATE 1/8 WARNING BELOW) 2 IrishAyes Jan 2014 Jan 2014 2 423
Edit: Some groups here at DU with lots of info for us frugal types 3 Kaleva Jan 2014 Jan 2014 3 561
Hot water from wood heat ideas 5 ConcernedCanuk Oct 2013 Dec 2013 2 1075
"Your Dream Home - How to Build It For Less Than $3,500" (1950) 22 Flaxbee Sep 2012 Dec 2013 1 3706
The Green Friday Manifesto 5 FarCenter Nov 2013 Dec 2013 3 532
Costs to run an electric space heater 32 Kaleva Nov 2013 Dec 2013 2 2339
Closer (x-posted from Lounge) 3 IrishAyes Dec 2013 Dec 2013 0 451
Free DIY mousetrap that works! i know cuz we caught our mouse with it this morning! 12 NMDemDist2 Dec 2013 Dec 2013 0 845
Green Tips how to Reduce Home Waste and Recycle More 13 ahtohg Oct 2013 Dec 2013 7 1751
Home made peanut butter. 8 safeinOhio Oct 2013 Dec 2013 2 791
Homemade Laundry Soap 27 Squinch Sep 2013 Dec 2013 2 1998
Cheap Dog Toys 6 IrishAyes Dec 2013 Dec 2013 5 771
Cost of a 1 pack a day habit, by state, at 100% of FPL 4 lumberjack_jeff Dec 2013 Dec 2013 1 804
Electrolytic rust removal 11 lumberjack_jeff Dec 2013 Dec 2013 11 1359
"Heat Your Room with 1 Candle plus Flowerpots, Nuts and Washers" (Permaculture Magazine) 14 eShirl Nov 2013 Dec 2013 7 2320
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