DIY Building Projects

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

A Quick Way to Repair Pin-Holes in Garden Hoses

By Pam Dawling

Save water and time with this easy way to repair small holes in garden hoses. Use parts you probably have at home, and simple tools to fix hoses without cutting.

Building a Solar Power Shower

Build this easy solar shower for the backyard to rinse off after a long day working outdoors.

Building a Biodegradable Latrine

Build this biodegradable latrine for your outdoor adventures, so you can be ready to go when nature calls.

Building Diagrams for your Mini Tractor


Follow these plans and diagrams to build your own mini tractor in no time right in your backyard!


Rodent Proof Raised Garden Box

By Bruce McElmurray

We made our own rodent proof raised garden box to keep vegetable eating rodents out. It is easy to make and not very costly.

Irrigation Tips from MOTHER EARTH NEWS

By Mother Earth News editors

Keep these helpful tips in mind for setting up and maintaining your soaker hoses and drip irrigation.

Country Lore: April/May 2018

Submitted by MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers

Readers’ tips on developing homesteading skills, giving to back to the community, save time and money by buying in bulk, utilizing minimal resources, and more!

Build a Board-and-Batten Door

By Strother Purdy

Follow these steps to make a board-and-batten door for a pantry or shed.

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