10 Backyard Projects for The Homestead

10 Backyard Projects for The Homestead

In today’s post we’ve gathered 10 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Most of these projects are suitable for DIY novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials.

1. Chicken Coop for Less Than $50

Chicken Coop for Less Than $50

Build a basic chicken coop for a small flock of birds from scratch for very little money. (DIY instructions: Live Simply)

2. Fire Pit Using Concrete Tree Rings

Fire Pit Using Concrete Tree Rings

Build a warm, cozy fire pit by stacking tree rings and filling stones or pebbles in-between. Ideal for any time of the year. (Project details: Instructables)

3. Pallet Compost Bin

Pallet Compost Bin

Use a few pallets to build a great looking double bin system for under $15. (DIY instructions: Old World Garden Farms)

4. Firewood Rack

Firewood Rack

Make an outdoor firewood rack to stack and season your firewood. Total cost of this project is around $30. (DIY instructions: The BBQ Brethren)

5. Simple Shed from Scratch

Simple Shed from Scratch

Build the storage shed to store your tools, equipment, pots, planting soil, seeds, and more. (DIY instructions: Popular Mechanics)



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