6 Things You Can Repurpose Into Homestead 'Mojo'


| 9/27/2016 2:31:00 PM


Tags: natural building, building materials, homestead inspiration, upcycling, recycling, waste management, Christopher James Marshall, Oregon,

Repurposing building materials is at the heart of sustainability and mojo is what you build with. I’ve tried many ideas at my homestead and here’s the tips I’ve found are the most affordable, brings that homestead mojo to work for you, and instead of filling up the landfill you’re helping save the planet.

1. Tiki Statues

Why: A Tiki statue brings mojo to your place and a fierce Tiki scares away rascals.

Source: An old log that has grown “legs” when turned upside-down; cool looking rocks.

How To: A) Use a chainsaw to cut a log in half lengthwise into halves, with two legs on each half. B) Draw a face on the log halves and chisel indentations for eyes and teeth. C) Use silicon to glue stones into the indentations and use duct tape to hold the stones in place while the silicon cures. D) Paint the Tikis as needed. E) Attach each Tiki statue to the wall on either side of your door and have a Tiki party!

Tiki Statues

2. ‘Jerry’ Gas Can: Metal Ash Can for the Woodstove

Why: ‘Jerry’ cans are the perfect shape for use around a woodstove because it can fit between the stove and the wall; it can hold hot ashes and/or a set of fire pokers. 




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