Tucked away in Bedford, England is a hobbit hole with a very modern twist. While no real hobbits reside there, the house is exceptionally made.
After a tree died in his backyard, Ashley Yeates decided to repurpose the space into this brilliant storage space. Keep in mind Yeates isn’t your ordinary DIYer. He’s a design and construction expert, and the project took him and his pal, Alec, a year to complete.
It started off with a hole big enough to fit a sturdy wooden frame. If you’re curious on how such a structure would take on unpredictable weather, Yeates made sure to cover all his bases early on and incorporated “plenty of waterproof layers.”
Next up was creating the actual structure, once again keeping moisture control in mind. He also made sure the surface of the hobbit hole would eventually be mow-able.
After competing the outside, the duo took on the interior, which turned out equally impressive. They built a mini staircase, created a workstation, and even equipped the space with electricity. And that’s not all:
With a built in kitchenette and planned gaming/cinema system, this hobbit hole is turning out to be a pretty decent place to hang-out. Especially with the dimming lights and air-cooling system.
Plus, check out the ample storage areas.
For more photos of this homemade hobbit hole and the details on how to build your own,check out Yeates’ blog.
With spring finally here, it’s time to start a new DIY gardening project at home. Tomatoes are the perfect vegetables (or fruit if you want to be technical) to plant yourself, and there’s a super simple way to do it. All you need is another tomato and you’re ready to go.
As demonstrated by YouTube vlogger The Wanna Be Homesteader, grab a medium-sized plastic potter and potting soil. Fill the potter about 3/4 of the way full with soil. Cut your tomato into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place on top of the soil. Toss another handful of soil and lightly cover the tomato slices completely. Keep in a warm place with sunlight and water. In about seven to 14 days, little seedlings should start to appear. This should yield over 50 seedlings.
Once you have your seedlings, transfer a few to another pot where they will have more space to grow. You don’t want the seedlings to be overcrowded in the pot because they will not get the adequate amount of nutrients it needs to grow.
You have all spring and summer to watch your seedlings grow into tomato plants. If you take good care of ’em, you may actually be able to harvest a few tomatoes, which, of course, means more delicious salads.