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Hey all,

I thought it would be fun to create a thread where I could share all my homesteading projects (big and small) with you all. I will be updating this thread on and off with my various homesteading projects. To see some of my existing projects check out these threads:

The results of 2+ years of wild homesteading and permaculture - showing how things have changed on my homestead. I will be updating this one with more comparison pictures as time goes.
Building a beaver dam - My attempt to build a beaver dam. I will be posting some updates later this fall once the rains come back enough to fill up the pond again. I'm also going to be expanding the dam soon and making some improvements to hold more water.
Introducing the Wild Ride Homestead - one of my early posts on permies that I'm not really updating.

The first new project I want to share with you all is a new shed I built over the weekend! This shed (see attached pictures) was built using mostly salvaged wood from various demolition jobs from my restoration sites and from a couple construction sites. I did have to buy some wood for the door but the rest of the shed (including the metal roof) is all salvaged material. This is the first time I have ever built a shed from scratch and I did it without using any existing designs/plans. It was fun figuring it all out and the shed will provide some nice extra storage for my family.

More projects coming soon!

Thanks all!
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Daron, will you now come over to my place and build that exact same shed for me? It's exactly what I need to go beside my rain barrels. What are the rough dimensions of this shed?
 
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Diane Kistner wrote:Daron, will you now come over to my place and build that exact same shed for me? It's exactly what I need to go beside my rain barrels. What are the rough dimensions of this shed?



lol, I think you are a little far from my place The shed is approximately 5.5 feet high, 2 feet deep and 3.5 feet wide.
 
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I did something similar this weekend as well. I live in a Tiny House, but need some tools now and then. I like to have them close by so I repurposed a duck coop to hold some common tools. Like you I used salvaged materials so it did not cost me anything.

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i like your duck koop, looks like the perfect design to be built with the scraps that contractors discard when building houses.
i guess  duck eggs will be on menu soon.
 
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bruce Fine wrote:i like your duck koop, looks like the perfect design to be built with the scraps that contractors discard when building houses.
i guess  duck eggs will be on menu soon.




We designed it so that it is 3x5 feet, exactly the size of a piece of concrete board. With that in the bottom, it i easy to scrape out. But the 3 foot depth is ideal because you do not have to reach in very deep to get out the muck, or grab a duck/chicken.

Ducks go in by themselves at night, so we just have to go out and shut the door...if we remember. It would hold 5 ducks at most, but it was cheap and easy, and indestructible. To move it I usually just roll it around.
 
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Nice Travis! I'm going to be using an old mailbox to make a little mini-shed for a food forest so I can store some basic tools. Like you said it is nice to have the tools close by and using salvaged materials and re-purposing existing structures is always a good idea when you can do it. Thanks for sharing!
 
This looks like a job for .... legal tender! It says so right in this tiny ad:
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