DIY Building Projects

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

Cure Your Cat’s Cabin Fever with a Flutter Wand

By Blythe Pelham

In just an hour or two, you can create a fun toy for your cats. Use this post to bring about hours of laughter and smiles, and help alleviate cabin fever for you and your feline family members.

Build a Bicycle Dash Cam with an Old Cell Phone

By Bryan MacMurray, Personal Injury Help

One of the largest sources of technological waste in this day and age has become smartphones. Every year, millions of smartphones that are still usable are either thrown out or just left around unused. One effective way you can put an old smartphone to use is by converting it to a dash cam.

Elderflower-Infused Honey

By Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis

Infuse honey with fresh elderflowers for an effective remedy against colds and allergies.

Add Thermal Mass Materials to Your Off-Grid Greenhouse

By Lindsey Schiller with Marc Plinke

Install a greenhouse system that can store daytime heat and release it at night to keep the temperature regulated 24/7.


Autumn’s Inexpensive DIY Greenhouse

By Autumn Hansen

One reader shares how she created a small, urban greenhouse for under $150 using reclaimed windows.

Redesigning Holidays to Fit Your Lifestyle

By Blythe Pelham

In this post, Blythe shares pointers for creating holidays and holy days more fitting to your lifestyle. Tradition is important to many of us and intentionally chosen traditions can be much more meaningful and joyous.

DIY Greenhouse Build with 2-by-4s and Gambrel Roof

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Our family designed and built a gambrel-roofed greenhouse from the ground up. In this article, I provide step-by-step details on how to build this greenhouse with a 2-by-4 structure.

Greenscraping Gourds

By Blythe Pelham

In this post, Blythe goes into more detail (including a video) about how she cleans her smaller gourds for a more uniform surface and a faster drying process.

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