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The Joy of Upcycling 2

The Joy of Upcycling 2

Rescuing unwanted wood at the side of the road, bits of metal, finding discarded treasures at Xtreme Zero Waste, or being gifted demolition native timber has produced some fun and creative outcomes. Costs are materials only. Don’t even ask about the labour! Clothes...

The Joy of Upcycling

The Joy of Upcycling

Purchasing a 1943 rimu cottage has been a decades’ journey of upcycling, renovating, creating and improvements (with liberal dashes of pondering, problem solving, blood loss and cussing!). Thanks to Youtube I learnt how to: tile, build a deck, patio, pathway and a...

The Cat Sanctuary

The Cat Sanctuary

Being a cat lover and environmentalist might be viewed as a little incompatible, but there are ways of making it work. Beyond the usual recommendations such as; keeping cats in at night, feeding them well, having lots of toys to play with, microchipping, desexing and...