In today’s video, I will show you how my husband created a self-closing door on our homestead without having to purchase anything from the store.


Being self-sufficient on the farm or homestead is one thing that makes us homesteaders. Living off the land, foraging, husbandry, cutting our own wood for heat and cooking, gardening, canning, keeping bees preserving, and all the other fun things is what us homesteaders get to do.

When it came down to creating our turkey coop area we decided not to spend any money. Our turkeys are here to provide us with food and eggs. Turkey eggs to hatch into more turkeys and turkey eggs to provide my family with food. We already spend money to feed them. We are trying to save money by having turkeys in the first place. Shoveling out cold hard cash for a turkey coop area seemed like a bad idea.

My husband and son brainstormed together and came up with this super simple DIY way to create a self-closing door using the items we already had around the farm. The turkey coop door would now be able to close after the turkeys pushed it open to get out. We originally made a halfway and door for the turkey coop because we assumed our turkeys would just fly over them to roost and get to their food dish.

We were not completely 100% correct. While our turkeys do love flying and even roosting on our half-wall we made them but they also like to just simply push open the door and walk outside. Before we figured out how to make the door close behind them it would stay open allowing for the other animals to get into the turkey and chicken areas and cause a ruckus.

The items you will need for the self-closing DIY door are:

  1. Paracord
  2. 2 Hooks
  3. Brick or Rock

Watch the video as I show you how to put everything together to create your own DIY self-closing door.

This is a simple and easy way to DIY a door around your homestead.


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