5 DIY Homestead Projects You Can Take on Yourself


| 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM


Kacey BradleyA homestead lifestyle often allows for more freedom in life. Many look forward to the self-sufficiency lifestyle that ensues, but projects around your property can often take on a life of their own. Some may need professional intervention, but there are many homestead projects you can handle on your own.

Your land holds limitless possibilities, but don't allow the dreaming scare you out of diving into them.

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Allow the following five DIY homestead projects to inspire your next to-do list. You'll have the satisfaction of playing a big role in creating the homestead of your dreams. Who knows, your first project may inspire more to follow.

1. Build a Wooden Planter Box

No homestead is complete without veggie gardens ready for the warmer months. Plus, there's a natural appeal that comes from gorgeous landscaping, but what about smaller garden elements, like herbs, that would be better suited for deck or outside patio?



With a few materials, you can build your own planter box. The needed materials will depend on how large of a planter you want. Measure out the space you want it to fill, then pick your planks accordingly.





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