Dec 192013
 
Yurt living: Staying toasty warm with radiant floor heating

Folks who’ve been reading JuicyMaters for any length of time, especially the ones who focus on my posts about my yurt, know that I have a hydronic radiant floor for heating during the winter. As I’ve written before, I am very happy with having made the choice to use radiant floor heat. With that said, as with anything else, there is room for improvement over the way I designed my floor the first time. I am tweaking that design in the bedroom yurt I am adding to my “main yurt”.  Let’s talk about how to take a good system, a

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Dec 042013
 
Prove JuicyMaters visitors are the good people I think you are

You know, you folks that visit JuicyMaters are really awesome people.  From the day I started this blog almost 5 years ago I have often said that JuicyMaters is not just a bunch of visitors… It’s a family. We are a family of people with varied interests. Some of you come to JuicyMaters for tips on DIY home repairs. Some of the JuicyMaters family comes to take a look and see what new recipes I’ve put up. Some of you are looking for homesteading information, and of course many are looking for the latest posts about yurts. With all of

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Apr 042013
 
Yurt living:  More thoughts on how-to stay warm

Thinking outside the box on keeping your yurt warm. Yurts make for awesome homes…I wouldn’t change my decision to live in one, even after almost 4 years expirience at it.  Yurt living is every bit as good as I had anticipated, and more. With that said, there are a few challenges to yurt living, and keeping one warm is one of them.  While a yurt can be a cozy place in the winter, you really need to think about keeping your home warm a bit differently than you would in a conventionally constructed home.

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Apr 012013
 
JuicyMaters guest post:  Dan Swinton on rustic decor

Redefining your Bathroom: Rustic Edition   Going all-out to redesign and completely renovate your bathroom to reflect your love for rustic décor is not necessary.  You can add a few touches here and some decorations there and make a significant difference.  Take, for example, some window shutters made of unfinished and older wood.  While not drastically changing the room or an expensive addition it certainly makes a difference and really livens-up the bathroom.  If you’re short on other rustic bathroom ideas, consider some of these as well: Mirror bordered by unfinished wood For bathrooms with a simple hanging mirror that

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Sep 182012
 
The odd new landing page, and something about yurts!

Some of you may have seen a new landing page when you have come to JuicyMaters in the last several days. If you have been here before and haven’t cleared your cookies and/or browsing history, you may not have seen

anything different other than the alternative housing report available in the signup form in the right sidebar, BUT…

If you are new to JuicyMaters, or if you HAVE cleared your cookies, you have seen the big change…our WelcomeGate page, where you had the opportunity to sigh up for a report on alternative housing.

Rather than explain it all here AGAIN, here is a copy of a comment exchange between a very nice visitor and me that will explain it all.

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