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chest fridge conversion

May 23, 2011


This has been one of my favorite retrofits in terms of energy usage. Theres a few ways to convert an old chest freezer in to a super incredibly efficient fridge. One involves changing the internal thermostat to fridge temperatures and the other is a plug in version which interrupts the power supply to also maintain […]

The Joys of the Cul-de-sac : Immersion #2

August 22, 2010


This post relates to these previous ones: Livelocal experiment : suburban immersion + A chilly taste of the ride out here.. : Immersion #1 Well, im certainly immersed that’s for sure. So immersed I haven’t been posting, perhaps you noticed . . After the flurry of activity finishing projects and collecting up all the things I was […]

Suburban Permi Retrofit update #8

August 9, 2010


Well since ive started the suburban immersion stint i should probably catch up on the post from last visit.. Heres the last of the ‘SPRU’ series for now.. We don’t have a camera at the moment as the family one is o/s with the folks. Hopefully we’ll find a decent used one on ebay for […]

Suburban Permi Retrofit update #7

June 23, 2010


This is the 7th update in the Suburban permi retrofit series. Well this is a belated update on the suburban permaculture-inspired retrofit project. There was a period of absolute lush-ness recently. After some strict taming the pumpkin vines are being productive.

umm.. another Suburban Permi Retrofit update ?!

February 11, 2010


Hmm, slow news month here at frugalist massive. Spending time urban wwoofing and visiting friends + family around melbourne has led to less net time like I anticipated – and the promised podcast is a bit behind schedule. Ah, hows about another photolog update ? [the crowd roars . . ] I’m going to play […]

Suburban Permi Retrofit update

January 16, 2010


I’ve been a bad blogger.. Haven’t updated in a while. Got a few posts in the works – I swear ! Just waiting on some things like borrowing peoples cameras and hoping to source some more photos of the compost loos at high and dry festival.. Oh well, heres one. A nice little permi retrofit […]

Garden Island . . . into decent vegie patch

October 27, 2009


Wooh! (big breathy sigh). This was a big job. Heres a photo montage to start, showing a bit of the history of the property and what it was like. Note all the sacrificial gum trees and me playing on top of them.. oh. There is an out of focus shot which gives you a rough […]