21 Useful Backyard Build Projects For Your Homestead

On This Episode of The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel Talk About 21 Useful Backyard Build Projects For Your Homestead.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 184 – January 19, 2023

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Our List Of 21 Useful Backyard Build Projects For Your Homestead

  1. Solar Dehydrator 
    1. https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/solar-food-dehydrator-plans-zm0z14jjzmar/ 
    2. https://extension.usu.edu/sustainability/research/community-solar-dehydrator-plans 
  2. Drying rack for onion/garlic 
    1. https://pin.it/6OGas9q
    2. http://minibedsonplastic.blogspot.com/2019/07/introducing-rick-longs-garlic-onion.html?m=1
  3. Cold Smoker
    1. https://www.luckybelly.com/diy-cold-smoker/ 
  4. Garden Vegetable Wash Station
    1. https://sowtheland.com/new-products-1/veggie-washing-station-w-sink-plans 
  5. Compost Sifter
    1. How to Make a Soil Sifter 
  6. Trellis
    1. 24 Easy DIY Garden Trellis Ideas & Plant Structures – A Piece of Rainbow
    2. Amazing Vertical Gardening Ideas
    3. Garden Inspiration {Summer, I am ready for you} – Jeanne Oliver
    4. https://redemptionpermaculture.com/how-to-build-a-garden-planter-box-with-a-trellis/
  7. Outdoor Kitchen 
    1. Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Kitchen and Cooking Projects – Curbly
  8. Greenhouse, Mini Tunnels, Pyramids
    1. The Deliberate Agrarian Blogazine June 2012
    2. 42 Best DIY Greenhouses ( Great Tutorials & Plans! ) – A Piece of Rainbow
  9. Outdoor Shower
    1. 32 Beautiful & Easy DIY Outdoor Shower Ideas – A Piece of Rainbow,
    2. How to Build a Simple Outdoor Foot Washing Station | Frugal Bon Vivant
  10. Solar Water Heater
    1. DIY “PEX COIL” Solar Water Heater
    2. https://www.thunderbirddisco.com/blog/diy-solar-thermal-water-heater 
  11. Outdoor Fireplace/Cooking 
    1. Portable Outdoor Fireplace – Mother Earth News
    2. How to Build a Brick Rocket Stove (Best DIY Rocket Stove)
    3. How to Build an Earthen Oven– Townsend, YT video
    4. Survival Resources > DIY Solar Oven
    5. How to build an Earthen Oven and Use it the Same Day!
    6. Mud Oven in 24 Hrs – Start to Finish
  12. Compost Bin
    1. Easy Compost bin you can build yourself in one day – The Owner-Builder Network
  13. Planters
    1. $10 Cedar Tiered Flower Planter or Herb Garden | Ana White 
    2. Building a Raised Planter Bed with a Trellis | DIY – Dalla Vita
    3. How to Make a Lettuce Table from Cast Off Furniture | Creative Green Living
  14. Rain Chain
    1. 17 Brilliant Rain Chain Ideas – Garden Lovers Club
  15. Bird, Bat, Bee houses
    1. https://pin.it/4WoIGoZ,  
    2. 37 Free DIY Bat House Plans that Will Attract the Natural Pest Control (and Save Their Lives),   
    3. Build a House for Native Bees – MyGardenLife
  16. Rain Barrels/ Rain Catchment
    1. https://redemptionpermaculture.com/the-why-where-and-how-to-of-rainwater-catchment-systems/ 
  17. Wicking Beds
    1. https://deepgreenpermaculture.com/2016/04/03/wicking-bed-construction-2/ 
  18. Fire Pits
    1. How to Build a Fire Pit,  
    2. Our DIY Fire Pit: The Bases – Houseful of Handmade
    3. Create a Beautiful DIY Concrete Fire Pit for Your Backyard Oasis
  19. Aquaponics System
    1. https://redemptionpermaculture.com/cheap-and-simple-chop-flip-ibc-aquaponics-system/ 
  20. Backyard Pond
    1. https://redemptionpermaculture.com/small-backyard-ponds-advantages-and-dealing-with-potential-problems/ 
  21. Potting Bench
    1. https://ana-white.com/node/73181 

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