DIY Goat House for Winter Spoil your goats next winter by building a safe, sturdy, and insulated goat house! Our shelter design not only pampers our doe divas, this goathouse stores hay in a convenient location for feeding, and includes an indoor hay feeder that significantly reduces the amount of hay the goats waste. The […]
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Fixing Our Leaky Old Stone Basement Our kids are getting older, and we decided it was time to fix up the basement and build a hangout spot for them. In order to fix up the old stone basement, we had to fix the limestone foundation walls that were allowing rain to enter the basement. We
Heated Garage Floor for Fixing Things The secret to living in Podunk USA is being able to fix just about anything. In order to fix things, you’ll need tools. In order to find your tools when you need them, you’ll need a garage or shop. When things break in the winter, fixing them in a
DIY Farmhouse Powder Room Renovation on a Budget When we bought our old foursquare farmhouse, we knew we wanted to go over-the-top with the decor in this tiny bathroom. The half bath on the main floor is the main powder room that most of our guests use, and we were excited to go a bit
DIY Kitchen Remodel of our American Foursquare House Here’s a story on how we accomplished our DIY kitchen remodel. Updating our old foursquare kitchen ended up being a lot more work than I initially thought it would be. While the craftsmanship of this old house is impressive, the plumbing, electrical, and accessories of the house
How to Build a Mudroom Bench Building a DIY mudroom bench was the first upgrade to our mudroom breezeway addition that we tackled. We were lucky enough to have the space to build 2 entryway benches, one intended for my husband and me, the other for the kids. We also wanted to build an overhead
Firewood Rack Ideas The most convenient way we have found to store our firewood, is in outdoor firewood racks made from old IBC containers. The reason it is convenient, is because we are able to use our skid loader with forks to move it from our outdoor firewood storage area into our garage for indoor
One cheap way to build your own chicken coop, is to look for a used garden shed that you can take home for next to nothing. This is one of our DIY projects that we were able to complete in a weekend. We were given an old wood frame shed for free, which we turned
Building a breezeway mudroom addition can be DIY, or partially DIY to save money. Here’s some ideas of how to build a valuable addition to your home.
Homesteading is a lot easier with the right tools. We’ve composed a list of inexpensive tools that have helped us save time and energy. The average American can benefit from these tools, you don’t need a farmhouse to appreciate these tools!