JAG Grill

Throughout history we've loved to gather around the fire while preparing or enjoying a meal… to share, reminisce, love, or just stay warm. This 3-In-1 Grill (Grill / Fire-Pit / Table) is perfect for such occasions. JAG Grill combines all of the things you need in your outdoor area. It’s...

Makeshift Swimming Pools

Looking for an interesting, creative, or economical way to make your own swimming pool? Installing and maintaining a permanent pool can be very expensive. You need to consider the cost of construction, filters, and overall maintenance. That’s why the idea of building a makeshift swimming pool is more appealing. The...

Cheap and Cheerful Pallet Fencing

Need to build a fence? Here's an unusual and inexpensive solution - pallet fences! They're cheap and cheerful yet easy and remarkably robust! Choosing pallets to build a fence around your property is a clever idea especially if you are trying to enclose a big yard. You can save a heap of money with this...

Fire Pit Swing Sets

Love relaxing around a fire and also like the occasional gentle swing? This fire pit swing set combination is for you! While swinging is part of being a kid, there are plenty of adults that still enjoy it too. These fire pit swing sets allow you to enjoy a gentle...

Do Swimming Pools Really Add More Value To Your Property?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years? A pool is a major expense. But is it an investment in anything more than leisure? A pool can increase the resale value of our homes...

Outdoor Showers

Want to take a shower after a strenuous and messy day in the garden? Then a nice outdoor shower is a great idea. It allows you to come home clean while keeping the mess out where it belongs. An outdoor shower is also the perfect place to rinse off after...

Upcycled Tree Stump And Log Ideas

Have you cut down a tree and wondering what to do next? Maybe you're still struggling with a stump or two. They're tough to remove by hand and a stump grinder doesn't come cheaply. Instead of paying to remove your logs and stumps, why not turn them into planters and let...

Creative Courtyards

A courtyard can offer exceptional privacy even in the middle of high density housing. If well thought out and designed, a courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy. Both are important when so many homes today have so little space separating them. Of course, a courtyard isn't soundproof, but the...

Fun DIY Swing Projects

Do you love to spend quality time outdoors? Then you’ll surely enjoy what we’ve collected here. We’ve hand picked these DIY swing projects to inspire you to build one. Yes! you can build one yourself, and it’s not as hard as it may look. These projects are fit for people...

Make your own hexagon stepping stones

Making your own stepping stones is a practical and fun way of upgrading your home. By making your own stepping stones you can choose to personalize them in any number of ways. Making your own stepping stones is a great opportunity for every member of the family to get involved allowing...

DIY Cob Oven

Why order pizza when you can bake your own? Not only do you save money, but you're also sure that what you serve your family is fresh and nutritious! Serving freshly baked pizza and bread in your outdoor living area is a great way to entertain your family and friends....

Build your own backyard flagstone pathway

Foot traffic wear patterns are the most common backyard problem. And when it rains you can instantly notice the bare patches turn to mud due to past erosion. Making a flagstone pathway is the easy and inexpensive solution. Because no two flagstone pieces are alike, you can create a very unique structure...

DIY Backyard Pergola

Pergolas are not only architecturally attractive, but when you add some climbing plants, can provide some protection from the summer sun. This structure is great for any yard as it adds beauty without consuming too much of the space. Its beautiful frames blend well with its environment, making people enjoy the outdoors while...

Easy to build rain barrel system

Unless you live in a very wet climate, it's always good to be able to collect rainwater for your garden. This watering system is a perfect solution as it doesn't rely on a pump - just gravity! This watering system is relatively easy to build and uses an easy concept for...

DIY Pine Wattle Fence

Pine wattle fencing (or wicket fencing if you're in the UK) is a fun family project. Many trees and shrubs are suitable for the materials and it is a totally hands-on experience. In fact, there's not a nail to be found. With a little imagination, this idea can be used...

DIY Outdoor Kitchen Projects

Do you enjoy cooking and being outdoors and close to nature? Then creating a space that combines the best of both worlds is ideal for your lifestyle. How many times have you missed entertaining and spending quality time with your friends and family because you’ve been busy cooking in the...

How to build a cedar smokehouse

Do you like smoked meat? Smoking offers a lot of advantages. Not only do you get great tasting food, the smoking acts as a natural preservative. You’ll know that what you serve to your family and friends is delicious, healthy, and safe. If you want to smoke your own meat,  why not...

DIY Solar Outdoor Shower

Do you like the idea of outdoor showering? Then you will love this DIY shower. In some places, water heaters are outdoor bathrooms are considered more as luxury than a necessity. But that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying a warm shower! This outdoor shower runs completely on solar energy, providing free hot water and...

Mosaic Garden Path

Although an ancient form of art, mosaics are still immensely popular today.They're a great DIY project, with the design only limited by your imagination. What sort of mosaic would you like? One of the best places in the house to make mosaic art with is the garden or backyard. It...

DIY Airplane Swing

Up, up and away! This DIY airplane swing could be one of the coolest things to build for your kids! This would be a great DIY gift that only requires $30-40 from your wallet, depending on the available materials that you have. If you've got a 3- to 6-year old, why not...

Vertical Wooden Box Planter

If you’re interested in going vertical with your greenery, why not make one of these vertical wooden box planters? A vertical planter offers a couple of advantages. It saves space, which makes it ideal for those of you who are living in apartments or studios. It’s also an efficient way...

Bench Around a Tree

Do you have a favorite park where you love to spend a warm afternoon sitting under the shade of a tree? A place to enjoy a book, good conversation or a quiet drink? Wouldn’t it be nice to create that atmosphere in your own yard? A tree bench will make it...

Rustic Log Swings

These rustic log swings makes it hard for the inner child in us not to pop up and say "I want that one!" Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you...

Fold Up Picnic Table

If you’re short on outdoor space, but need outdoor furniture, then this fold-up picnic table and bench is for you! This table makes a great feature for any outdoor area. It's perfect when your entertaining outdoors, or simply when you're spending some 'alone' time. By building it yourself, you could set...