Everybody wants a hobby, but sometimes it just seems so inaccessible to attend classes or have specific commitments during each week or month. This is why it might be a great idea to start enjoying a hobby that you can engage in from home – and these don’t have to be dull! Here, we’ve made a list of five hobbies you could engage in from the comfort of your own garage or backyard.
Learning archery might not have much practical application, but its meditative nature and necessary skill are an enjoyable, immersive pastime and this is a sport you can even take to a competitive level if you want to – but it’s totally feasible to learn and practice in your own backyard. You can branch out into different types of archery too, about which you can learn more before committing yourself to any specific equipment
- Rebuilding cars
Buying up and regenerating old cars before selling them on is a more common backyard hobby than you might think, and it might be just up your alley. Whether you already know how to tell your carburetor from a Ford fe engine block or whether it would be an entirely new undertaking for you, learning to build and understand cars will be an educational and absorbing hobby that would also be useful for you in everyday life.
This is a hobby that allows you to use your creativity and create beautiful objects, as well as learn a skill which will be really useful in your day to day life, allowing you to mend furniture and build DIY projects like climbing frames without having to enlist a professional. It’s also a great skill to pass on, so if you have any children or grandchildren at the moment it might be a great way to bond with them.
- Beer brewing
This hobby is not only a really enjoyable way to pass the time, it’s additionally one that will make you very popular with your friends when you take a crate of home brewed beer to you next barbecue! This is a great opportunity to while away a few Sunday afternoons, and as an added bonus you get full control over the flavour profile of your beer – which means you can brew it exactly the way you like it. If you really get into it, there’s no reason you can’t sell the stuff as long as you pursue the right licenses!
- Soap creation
This could be an especially good idea if you are hoping to start a side hustle because you could do with some extra income. People love to buy homemade soaps, which can be easily marketed as artisanal and sold at local craft fairs or on websites like Etsy. Soap making is surprisingly easy, and once you get the hang of it the world is your oyster when creating scents, textures, and beautifully designed packaging which reflects your style and ethos as a small business.
Everybody needs a hobby, and hopefully there is something on this list that appeals to the creative or competitive spirit in you!