DIY Cob Playhouse

The temperatures we have outdoors nowadays are getting worse compared to the conditions 10 or 20 years ago. Back then, spending time outside was enjoyable because of the fresher, cooler air – even during summer. But today, it’s either too hot or too cold to stay long out there. Most of the time it’s the […]

DIY Earthbag Dome Home

Earthbag Dome Home

If the garage is full to bursting and you can’t find the space to store your harvest or new tools, it might be time to invest in a good old shed.   A humble storage shed can provide an adequate and safe area for keeping your garden tools or your harvest. If you have a […]

Solar Water Bulb

Solar Water Bulb

Whether you’re looking to save money or simply decrease your carbon footprint, any effort to reduce energy consumption can be quite simple. With a few small adjustments – and some creativity – you can be a positive influence on the environment while minimizing the strain on your wallet. This DIY idea has given light to […]

The Wild West Comes to the Backyard!

Is there any child who doesn’t like a fort or cubby house to play in? This western saloon would surely never go empty! This fort was inspired by saloon style playhouses sold online. But instead of buying. the owners decided to build their own, and created a simple structural plan. Recycled pine fence palings and cedar […]

DIY Garden Concrete Leaves

If you’ve ever visited a prize-winning garden, you’ve probably noticed that one of the nicest things is the way little surprises keep appearing. It may be a nicely shaped rock, a small statue, or a bird feeder. If you’d like to create that same feeling in your garden, here’s a great way to do it. […]

DIY Pot Lid Organizer

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find the right lid for a pot? If we all had spacious kitchens, we might well store those lids right on the pots. But alas, many of us have to hang our pots and pans from pot racks or else tuck them away in small cupboards where […]

DIY Washing Machine and Dryer Pedestal

Washing Machine Pedestal

If you’ve ever had to lug your laundry bag down five flights of stairs and then walk two blocks to the nearest laundromat, you know that having a laundry room is a huge convenience. The problem is that laundries are often the smallest room in the house (if you’re even lucky enough to have a […]

DIY Compost Sifter

Gardeners know the value of good compost. Everything you compost at home becomes a thriving habitat and nutritious fodder for an entire population of bacteria, bugs, worms, and fungi. What these organisms leave behind becomes nourishing fodder for plants. This compost sifter will keep the courser materials and debris out of your garden beds. You […]

DIY Natural Wood Raised Garden

Here’s a practical way of making a natural looking raised garden bed. The owner needed a place to grow vegetables, but didn’t want to spend money on expensive raised garden bed kits. He saw the opportunity while clearing the garden. Instead of dumping or burning fallen branches and logs, he decided to turn them into […]

DIY TV Lift Cabinet

Finding design-savvy ways to magically create extra space in your home isn’t always easy. While unsightly organizers and bulky dressers are always an option, it pays to  get creative when coming up with neat and stylish storage ideas. Does your living room have a huge flat screen TV? Is it dominating the room? Wouldn’t it […]

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