How To Build a Cheap Backyard Fire Pit

Due to the economy and the high amount of financial hardship that families are experiencing right now, there are many people looking to make their homes better places to spend staycations. Staycations is simply a new way of saying that you are planning on staying home for your vacation this year. One great idea to make your home a little more interesting for yourself and your entire family is to build a backyard fire pit. Not only is a fire pit a great place for your family to spend time together but it is also a wonderful home improvement to make. There are plenty of ways that you can build a cheap backyard fire pit.

First of all, decide where you want to put your fire pit. You probably don’t want to have it that close to your home for the sake of fire safety. Instead, make it a few hundred feet away in your yard. You can choose to either put in a stone foundation or forgo that detail. It is not necessary to have a stone foundation surrounding your backyard fire pit, but if you are in a high fire danger area, you are going to want to make sure you have completely cleared the area around where you plan to build your fire pit. The last thing you want to do is build a cheap backyard fire pit that poses a fire danger to your neighborhood.

When you have chosen your spot, dig down into the ground so that the pit is lower than the grass. You should then line the pit with stones or metal so that the fire is contained when you are burning wood. Another great way to build a cheap backyard fire pit is to not build one at all, but instead to buy a $30 pit from your local hardware or outdoor store. That way, you will be able to bring it home and set it up. You’ll be having a social fire-side chat in no time. It will be one of the cheapest, but most worthwhile improvements you’ve made in a long time. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Additionally, we participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.