Kit Homes – Pride in Building Your Own Home

There has been a growing interest in old kit homes. As with anything of historical significance or intrigue, clubs and social media groups formed by people who share their kit home and geodesic dome homes experiences have been popping up. Pride in building one’s own home just can’t be held down! Kit Homes Do you […]

How To Get A Shipping Container

How to Get a Shipping Container

A shipping container can make a wonderful shed, office, hobby room, or even a home. They are a strong and cost-effective material to build structures with. But the question we are continually asked is ‘where do you get them’? This article aims to provide you with general information about shipping containers, local building regulations you need to check, and where […]

From a Brass Sink to a Japanese Forest House

A couple years ago I found a neat little brass sink at the local recycle center.   Enamored of shiny objects,  I coveted it’s golden glow,  entirely aware of the fact that I had no use for such a thing.   I wandered around for an hour or so with it in my hand,  looking at other […]

How To Build A Gypsy Wagon

Are you the kind of homeowner who’s always on the go? Then a mobile home is your best option. They’re very unique, affordable, and can be easily relocated whenever you wish to move. And if you’re after great savings, you can also build it yourself. Are you the kind of homeowner who’s always on the […]

DIY Earthbag Round House

DIY Earthbag Round House

This interesting home is made from earthbags, also known as sandbags. The idea of making walls by stacking bags of sand or earth has been around for at least a hundred years. People first used sand bags for flood control and military bunkers. The reasons are obvious.  Sandbags are cheap and they are easy to make […]

DIY Cabin

DIY Cabin

Need a weekend getaway but on a tight budget? Why not build your own cabin! There’s something about owning a cabin in the woods that continues to fascinate and capture people’s imaginations. The attraction endures even in our age of smartphones and wifi. But dreams are a poor substitute for reality. If that cabin is […]

Build Your Own Bamboo Cubby

The cubby in its natural setting next to a pond

Every kid always wants their only little getaway within the comfort of their backyard. They imagine temporary forts from lawn chairs and sheets, ask their parents a plastic little tike set, or get their treehouse nestled between branches and leaves up in the sky. Providing a stronger architectural touch to these types of structures, we have […]

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 […]

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 […]