This is Offbeat Home's archive of The Great Offbeat Outdoors posts.
The "outdoors" might be a 24'x36' garden or a clutch of terracotta pots in a window box, but these posts cover all things gardening, landscaping and even farming. This category also includes stuff about the outside of your house — doors & roofs! — as well as vehicles like cars & RVs.
I am about to purchase an '86 Chevy conversion van, and I want to re-do the inside. I'm talking fur and funky fabrics everywhere. Might any of the super crafty DIY readers have any ideas on how to go about reupholstering seats/floor/ceiling/walls?
When I'm in the yard, any mosquito is an unwelcome mosquito, but I HATE using store-bought bug spray. Blech. That's why I'm loving this easy-to-make natural spray — it's so pleasant and works like a charm.
Honestly, this post is just a reason for me to fantasize about what it would be like to have little hedgehogs living in my garden, all cute and waddly. So I found videos, GIFs, and helpful tips to teach me all about my completely-imaginary hedgehog.
Our home needs a new roof. It's been asphalt shingling, and it's fine, but if I can manage to keep it in budget I'd much rather use a greener material. Or even just a cheaper material. Or something that looks nice! Really, I guess I want to jazz my roof UP!
I want to paint our front door a BIG bright color, but my partner's got reservations. Some help from the community would really help us make a decision about this.
For those of us apartment/condo dwellers in the Northern Hemiphere, it is NOT hanging out on the balcony season — but it IS balcony decor scheming season. Our balcony spent most of last summer in a state of crapped-out dormancy, but I vowed that next year will be different… so the scheming has already begun.