Things Loa Loves – Do It Yourself!


Hey, all! Today feels like a Do It Yourself (DIY) kind of day. With Summer around the corner, you may as well take on some quirky and affordable summer projects. has a DIY section that dispells the myths of at-home sustainability projects.

1. Make a roof-top water heater for less than $60.

Easy to make and fabulously functional, this solar-powered water heating system can make taking a hot, post-surf shower all the more gratifying this summer. Click here for the step-by-step breakdown.

Solar tubing ready for action


2. Make a recycled bike rack out of discarded pallets.
Grocery stores use and discard wooden pallets by the dozen on a daily basis. If you’re looking for a convenient landing pad for your bike, this method is brain dead easy. Paint the wooden panels to make it your own! Read more here.

A little paint and you’re good to go! 



3. Create a chicken coop with recycled materials (yes, beer cans as shingles) for under $40.

Communal Housing

Okay, so admittedly this project may take some brawn… and chickens to house. But if you’ve had your own coop on your mind, maybe this is the inspiration you need to make it happen! Read more about how to build your own chicken coop.

-Jenna Ryan, LoaTree Team Writer

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