Home » Type » Guides


Some simple, natural ways to stain wood. Might be useful when you're building or renovating an off-grid house :)

The #freepermaculture project is here to give access to permaculture education for people who don't have a lot of money. Brought to you by Heather Jo Flores, author/founder of Food Not Lawns and director of Permaculture Women's Guild.

There are lots of variants on the classic hoop greenhouse. This one is from the US so measurements are in feet and inches, but is easy to adapt. Substitute shade cloth to make a hoop shade house.

A simple guide to pruning most types of fruit trees.

Countryside Network's guide on how to raise Guinea fowl. There's lots of information on the page but the guide itself is a separate download.

Instead of putting those branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside…build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies.

Mr Money Mustache is a retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure. He retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of his peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

This blog is very, very much worth reading if you want to retire early. Canadian so you need to ignore anything that might have tax or other legal issues in Australia, which is mostly around retirement savings and actual dollar values of anything like cars, houses and the cost of living in general.

Mudmob operates Australia wide, running educational workshops in all forms of natural building. They can host a workshop at your house, local community garden or school. They are also available for contract work. They specialise in cob * strawbale * cordwood * mudbrick * light earth * superadobe * earthen floors, earth renders and more.

Very to the point site with basic information about passive investing.

Protecting the Natural Environment, Growing Local Healthy Food, Building Community.

A great resource for gardening sustainably in Australia.