Most guys love a bit of DIY. Weekends spent tinkering in the workshop, making items, fixing things or exploring the inner workings of machines. Whatever it is that gets your juices flowing a good DIY project is something quite special and quite fun. It gives you something exciting to look forward to when the weekend rolls around, or to potter along with once, the kids have gone to sleep. But the reality is that there are jobs and there are projects. Jobs are things that need to be done. Projects are bigger. They are serious things that you can really sink your teeth into. Here are a few ideas for the ultimate DIY enthusiasts bucket list.
Build your own house
Let’s start with the grandest plan of them all. Build your own home! It might sound like a crazy idea, and perhaps it is; but how awesome would it be if you were able to build a place of your own to live in. Maybe not your permanent residence – perhaps it is just a holiday home. But a place that you have built from the ground up is quite an achievement. It might not be as expensive as you think either. If you start to look up kit home prices you will be surprised at how affordable they are. And they don’t take away the DIY element of the project either. They just help you manage the elements that probably fall outside the remit of the ordinary DIY enthusiast anyway. Things like architecture for instance. But check it out as an option. A nice piece of land somewhere remote and a few weeks’ worth of the holiday, and you could have yourself a whole new home by the end of it.
While we are about it why not consider building your own transport. We will leave the specific mode of travel up to you. But planes and boats are great options for long-term projects while cars are also good fun. The joy here is both in the build but also in using your end-result for practical purposes. Flying your home-built plane to take you on a holiday into the country is a great joy. As is going fishing in the boat that you have built.
Really catch a fish
Speaking of fishing here is another great project that will really help get you back to feeling like the primal hunter your ancestors once were. Don’t just catch a fish (anyone can do that). Catch a fish using a fly that you have tied with a rod that you have made. This is a very rewarding experience, especially if the fish that you are catching is a game fish – something that will fight and give you a real run for your money. Catching a fish like this is always good value for money but doing so using equipment that is entirely home-made is taking the excitement and enjoyment to the next level. And wait till you eat that fish with your family – you will simply not be able to stop smiling.