Meaning of 因陋就简

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yīn lòu jiù jiǎn (Trad.: 因陋就簡)
crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can; to do things simply and thriftily; It's not pretty but it works.
Example Sentences
They should do things simply and economically, practising economy and working hard with perseverance.
The teachers made do with what was available and built a small activity room for the children.
Writing-rooms, smoking-rooms, dining-rooms, all the customary facilities, were improvised and primitive.
Moreover, we should act as circumstances permit, adapt to the simple life, the close nature, the close child's practical life.
But is that really true You can do a lot with a little.