#Frugal Living

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Clean, safe drinking water is an absolute essential, so I have been wondering how to get it at Frugaldom when we are entirely off the grid, off the mains and off the idea of spending thousands of pounds drilling a well, installing pipes or fiddling with filters.

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How to join us and become official 'Friends of Frugaldom'. Support this amazing outdoor project in Dumfries and Galloway, where we are attempting to combine nature and the environment with self-sustainability and the Arts.

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The Frugaldom understanding of self-sufficiency is one of self-sustainability. It's about earning your own living and then spending accordingly, living within your means, regardless of how great or how meagre these may be. It's a lifestyle choice. Frugaldom is freedom from debt by way of living and working in frugal ways.

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2016's frugal living challenge budget here is, once again, £4,000 for the year. This is a comfortable amount and allows for every other available penny to be saved, spent or invested elsewhere. How it is done is no mystery and nobody ever died from saving too much, nor from sharing such knowledge freely, did they? So let's go...

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The Frugal Living Challenge is an adaptation of my original 'Living on £4,000 for a Year' challenge, which has been running online since 2007. Join our frugal living experts now.

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Now You Know how to make bread without any bread flour! I got through January spending less than £30 on groceries for the household but ran out of bread and bread flour. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, so let's get inventive.

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Frugaldom the place, Frugaldom the project, Frugaldom the experience... we're planning out first FRUGALFEST!

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It's almost the end of the first month into our 2016 frugal living challenge - how are you doing?

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So, did you enter January full of good intentions to eat less, exercise more and cut back on non-essentials? If the answer’s ‘Yes’ and you’ve been holding out for the month to end, hang on in there!

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As we progress through winter, thoughts turn to preparing the land for whatever food we are going to try and grow and I've decided to learn more about how to grow rhubarb.

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