How to Make a Cat Hammock

Cat lovers tell me that when you own a cat, it can often feel as though the pet is also your boss. A cat isn’t going to fawn over you, or reduce itself to fawning for your affections. Your feline companion won’t be impressed when you feed him or her. Yet people have welcomed cats […]

How to Make a Teepee House For Your Pet

According to one Australian study, cat owners have better psychological health than people without pets. On questionnaires, they claim to feel happier, more confident, and less nervous. They sleep, focus, and face problems in their lives better. I can attest to all of that. I have an adorable cat named Silver. She’s the calm to my […]

Turn a cable spool into a duck house!

Cable Spool Duck House

We’ve had cat castles, stylish crates for dogs, even houses for chooks, and now we have one for ducks too! Do you want a large and spacious house for your ducks? Then this cable spool duck house just might be the one you are looking for! It’s a large pet shelter that’s very straightforward that you can […]

Build your own chicken tractor!

DIY Chicken Tractor

There are several ways to house backyard chickens, but all these options have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are (or you’re planning on) raising chickens and you have a relatively small backyard, a chicken tractor might be best suited for you. A chicken tractor is basically a movable chicken coop. It’s a good kind of housing for a […]

Build your pampered feline a cat tree with old drawers!

DIY Cat Tree

Why buy an expensive cat tree from the store when you can easily build one for a song? Why, you can use old drawers to make your DIY cat tree! It’s simple, fast, easy and clever! There are plenty of old drawers out there – from your local thrift stores, garage sales or even just from the […]

Build your chooks a geodesic chicken tractor!

Geodesic Chicken Coop

Wondering what a chicken tractor might be? It’s a coop that can be easily moved and often has wheels. They are also known as chicken arks for some reason yet to be discovered 🙂 A fixed coop has one major disdvantage… it can end up as just bare earth given enough time. A moveable coop – […]

Build a fairytale cottage chicken coop for your backyard chooks!

Fairytale Chicken Coop

Who says chicken coops only have to look like, well, a chicken coop? If you’re planning on raising chooks but want to keep your backyard looking beautiful with them in it, then here’s one chicken coop design you just might like! This fairytale chicken coop was designed by the owner-builders themselves. It provides both a shaded and […]

Learn how to compost with chickens!

Composting with Chickens

Chickens make great helpers when it comes to gardening and being self-sufficient. Your chooks do not only provide you with fresh eggs, they can also make your life in the garden easier and more productive! Your chickens can eat the little critters in your vegetable garden if you let them go “free range” in a DIY chicken tunnel. But that’s […]

Build a collapsible chicken run for your backyard chooks!

Collapsible Chicken Run

Would you like a chicken run or pen that you can ‘store’ when you don’t need it? Why not build a collapsible chicken run! This is an easy project even though it has a few hinged components. The hinges are the key to its convenient size when stored. It’s lightweight and compact when folded – perfect to keep your backyard […]

Feed the birds in your yard by making a saloon bird feeder

Saloon Bird Feeder

Looking for a scrap timber project? Here’s a really nice project that would make the day for the birds in your place – an awesome saloon bird feeder! Building a saloon bird feeder is indeed a great idea for making use of scrap timber. You’re making a useful thing out of something that’s considered “useless”. And […]