DIY Building Projects

Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

Solving Our Dog Tie-Out Dilemma

By Nicole G. Carlin

With three farm dogs and no permanent fencing yet what does the novice homesteader do? Follow our experience learning to safely and economically provide temporary tie-outs for our dogs.


In the Grease

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

Spinning "in the grease:" What is it, and why would you want to?


Displaying Your Canning Jars and Recycled Glass as Kitchen Décor

By Tina Ames

Boast your bounty of canned goods and recycle at the same time. It makes beautiful kitchen decor for your home!


Country Lore: August/September 2018

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers

Build your own horizontal Layens hive to save money while creating the best hive possible for your bees.


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Build a Bee Hive from Reclaimed Materials

By Leo Sharashkin

Make your own beekeeping equipment with free and cheap materials to save money while creating the best hive possible for your bees.


How to Build a Better Bee Hive, Step-by-Step

Build your own horizontal Layens hive to save money while creating the best hive possible for your bees.


How to Unclog Drains Easily

By Anna Twitto

A few basic hacks will enable you to call the plumber much less often.


Changing Plans and Building an Herb Spiral

By Jonathan Olivier

Off the road for a few weeks in the South, the author employs permaculture principles to build an herb spiral by using spare materials nearby.