Ever since I can remember my hobby has been doodling with a new idea, and sometimes making said idea. Here at ElkinsDIY I try to share with you some of these creations.

Homeless Emergency Shelter

A simple no frame fluted plastic multi-purpose shelter.

Hardley Davidson

Illegal as hell, but fun to ride!

Burningman shelters and transportation

Going far and staying cool at Burningman!

Wooden Electric Boat

For a relaxing day on the water...

Gnome home

Change your stump into a Gnome home!

Click on any of the above tabs then on the image for more detail. There's lots to see here, so kick back, relax and enjoy your stay!

Latest Project:

Here is a small 3 sheet Burningman foam board shelter perfect for a single or tight double occupancy. With a plywood top you can even sit on top!

YOUR CREATIONS: Jerry Heyman's collapsible bicycle camper.

Not long ago Jerry set out on a big bicycle adventure using a corrugated plastic collapsible camper of his own design. Check this simple design out!


Not all my ideas make it off the drawing board, but end up getting stored in a drawing book or cyber space. Here I try to share some of these whimsical ideas. I just started this category so check back later for more uploads. I have lots of ideas to share. Email me if you have a suggestion. I would love to hear your feedback. Please keep it positive..


Don't forget to check out my 'Misc.' tab. There, you will see numerous off-beat Do-it-yourself projects, like the 'Busy box' I made for my toddler grandson.