Build Your Own Rain Barrel

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

We have a couple of rain barrels at my house to catch hundreds of gallons of water on rainy days like today. We use them to water shrubs and other plants around the borders of the house. They also catch a lot of water that would normally get close to the house’s foundation. You can either buy one for around $100 or make your own for a lot cheaper, between $20 and $50. We made ours in a rain barrel making class at a local community college. They told us that food distributors will often give you the 50 gallon barrels for free when they’re done with them. Those barrels are great to work with when making your own rain barrel. This is a link to a video to show you how to make your own, easy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2qoLtvTYN0