painting big on unstretched canvas

I don't currently have access to the tools I would need to stretch my own canvases. This means, if I want to work on something sturdy, I'm limited in size (since I also don't have access to tons of money which could be spent on shipping large prestretched canvases). Since neither power tools or bags of money seem to be on the horizon, I'm giving unstretched canvas a try.  Honestly, it feels so good to be painting big again, I don't really give a hoot whether or not these works will hold up over time.