Category Archives for "DIY & Crafting"

How To Make A Homemade Trommel Compost Sifter…

Here’s how to build a trommel (rotary screen) for sifting compost or shredded leaves. The purpose of sifting is to separate coarse unfinished compost materials from the finished product or to separate out trash and debris from other organic materials before use in the garden. My city has trucks that go around sucking up all the […]

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How To Make A Swedish Log Candle…

The Swedish Log Candle is a method of having a camp fire that is both easy to ignite (and control) as well as having the benefit of lasting a long time. Besides the fact it can create a warm ambience during outdoor parties or during camping, it also doubles as a stable platform in case you […]

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5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) DIY…

No flashing lights, bikes, magnets or iPods here. Just worms in a box. Eating. Years ago, when I was poor and under-employed, I craved a worm bin (aka vermicomposter, aka worm composter), famous for the fastest compost in the West. I did research on the web, and found that commercial bins were expensive, as much […]

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How To Build A DIY Wood Fired Cedar Hot Tub…

We are currently living off grid on a bare piece of land that we will soon build a home on. We’re living in a RV for the time being and don’t have a large amount of water (especially hot water) on site, so one of the first things we wanted to do was build a […]

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An Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set DIY Project…

What’s better than sitting around a campfire drinking beer? How bout swinging around a campfire drinking beer? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. It took me just about 3 days, the first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood […]

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