5 Fun DIY Projects Using 55 Gallon Drums Every Homesteader Can Use

These 55 Gallon Drum Projects Are Amazing!

Homesteaders know the value of creativity and finding new uses for and amazing ways to recycle things around the homestead. They are willing to let few items go to waste.

And this same principle applies to 55 Gallon Drums. So do you have any drums lying around? Here’s 5 creative and very useful DIY project ideas you’ll want to do. They’re easy and fun to build will add much appreciated and needed resources to your homesteading lifestyle.

 

1. THE HONEY COW

With a simple frame, this adaption of a drum makes a cheap way to build a hive which is surprisingly easy to manage.

The Honey Cow is designed to mimic nature as much as possible. Unlike commercial hives, it does not have frames, foundation or excluders. Instead, it just has top bars, allowing the bees to do what they would in a fallen log: build beautiful, natural combs. Because it is less intrusive to the bees, it’s easier to make and manage, which makes it a perfect beginners backyard hive.

Check out the instructions here: velacreations.com

2. COLLECTING WATER

Imagine making a system where you can collect rainwater, feed the garden in the hot summer months and generally conserve water. Its free and renewable. Building the system takes a bit of time and energy and you will need some tools and lots of screws but at the end of the day you might just look like this guy – beer in your hand and very pleased with himself. And so he should be! This is an awesome project that is well worth the effort.

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Check out all the steps here: instructables.com

3. MAKING YOUR OWN GRILL

Now heres something really worthwhile! Guys if you want to get outside and start grilling and want a cheap way to bring this into reality, this might be something worth looking at…Bringing you far more cooking space than standard bought grills for all those tasty steaks. With a grill like this, a stack of coal, some beers and good food, your friends will be spending a lot more time at your place!

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Check out the instructions here: mandatory.com

4. AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM

Acquaponics is such a great way to grow your own produce, its a method where plants and fish work within a system to recirculate nutrients. The plants that grow are full of nutrients that the fish supply and the fish get the nutrients from the plants. This recirculating system is a method thats growing in popularity and is supplying a huge amount of produce from very small areas. Its definitely worth checking out. If this appeals heres one effective way to build one using the drum method:

Instructions: livinggreenandfrugally.com

Check out the instructions here: livinggreenandfrugally.com

5. THIS HAS THE CAPACITY TO GROW 50 PLANTS FROM A 3-D VERTICAL BARREL

Sounds incredible doesn’t it! Check out this inspirational video here:

Via: Homesteading Hub

What do you think of these amazing ways to use a 55 Gallon Barrel? Let us know how it went and share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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