Want to start working on some DIY homestead projects that can help you be more self-sufficient? We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 DIY projects that can help you sustain and provide for your basic needs.
1. Chicken Coop
Raising chickens is one of the best ways to help you live more sustainably. And to help your flock of chickens grow, produce eggs, and live for many years, you would need to have a chicken coop where they can rest unbothered by the weather and predators.
If you’re thinking about making one, here’s a guide on building a chicken coop for less than $50.
2. Pallet Compost Bin
You can always buy a compost bin at a local hardware store. But building a compost bin for your homestead is a good alternative to save money. The materials for a pallet compost bin are cheap and the compost bin itself is easy to make.
Once you’re done with your pallet compost bin, you can start composting to get rich soil for your garden while sustainably getting rid of waste.
3. DIY Greenhouse
A greenhouse helps you grow your plants all year round for food. It provides a protected place for seedlings to grow, and it also allows you to grow tropical or other special plants.
While building a greenhouse isn’t exactly cheap, the benefits of having one far outweighs the cost. With a greenhouse, you’ll be able to protect your plants from elements and pests that may destroy them, securing your food supply all year long.
4. Vegetable Rack
If you’re ready to reap your harvest from your garden or your greenhouse, you may need a storage unit to store your fresh vegetables and fruits. And while storage units generally consume space, here’s a guide to building a vegetable rack that may solve that problem.
5. Rainwater Collection System
Want to reduce your water usage? Try building your own rainwater collection system! The water you’ve collected can be used to water plants, wash items, or irrigate landscaping. However, not all rainwater collection systems fit every situation or intended use, so before starting, learn everything you need to know about rainwater collection systems first.
Some projects on this list are simple and easy to do, and you can even finish some of them in a few days.
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