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Build a Solar Stock Tank - This reliable livestock waterer will save electricity, and you won’t have to chop ice this winter!


47 Irresistible hot tub spa designs for your backyard

From a rustic, trough clad in stainless steel to a couple’s Zen bath fronted by smooth pebbles, here are 6 modern soaking tubs designed to inspire you to find creative ways to pamper yourself. - Erika Heet's Modern Soaking Tubs design collection on Dwell.


Conserve Water with a rainwater cistern tank and gravity watering system. Read about it in the Homesteading and Livestock Blog from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.


Real Men Build Their Own Hot Tubs

As for the cowboy soak tub…we bought two galvanized livestock water tanks from a local feed store. One is five feet in diameter and the other is six feet in diameter. We then nested them, leaving a gap on both sides and on the bottom. We filled this gap with that canned spray foam to create an insulated barrier (the last three inches around the top we filled with concrete for a better aesthetic). For plumbing we simply provided two openings for filling, draining and circulating. We did not…