Things to Build
How to Build a Brooder for Baby Chicks
A DIY brooder setup for your chicks is one of the simplest ways to save money while raising chickens. Get some ideas for what to use for a safe, comfortable brooder - including heat lamps, waterers and feeders, bedding and temperature monitoring.
How to Build a Movable Chicken Coop or Chicken Tractor
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens' needs. What are the essential elements of a design?
How to Build a Raised Bed - Build and Fill a Raised Bed for Gardening
Learn, step by step, how to build a raised bed to grow plants in. Grow strawberries, tomatoes, or any vegetable in a raised bed. Excellent choice for urban homesteaders needing to conserve space.
How to Build a Root Cellar
Building a root cellar doesn't have to involve a backhoe. Learn some simple ways to store vegetables and crops for winter, and some guidelines for going big and digging one out of the earth.
How to Build or Buy a High Tunnel
A high tunnel, or unheated greenhouse, is a great way to expand your small farm to the shoulder seasons and to grow warm-climate crops such as tomatoes in northern climates. Learn why you might want to invest in a high tunnel and how to build or buy one.
How to Make a DIY Seed Starting Shelf
Learn how to make your own shelf for starting plants from seed indoors. Handy if you don't have a high tunnel or greenhouse but still need to start lots of plants for your small farm, hobby farm or homestead.
Before You Build Raised Beds
Before you build raised beds, learn why you might want to use them, how many to build, what size to make them, what material to use, and what plants grow well in them.
How to Build Raised Beds
A complete guide to building your own raised beds for small farming, homesteading and hobby farming intensive growing methods.
Should I Build or Buy a High Tunnel?
Learn why you might, or might not, want to invest in a high tunnel - an unheated, plastic-covered space for growing vegetables and other small farm crops.