It’s great fun to gather around a fire pit in the back yard. Roast some hot dogs, marshmallows, and make some S’mores. Bring out a thermos of hot cider while you’re at it. Make some memories.
I was reading at This Old House how to make a fire pit for $500. And they say it’s a difficult project. Hmmm . . . Then I read in the comments section that you can buy an old tire rim from a big truck for $20 that works just fine as a fire pit. Sounds good to me. You can even put a bbq grill rack on top to grill burgers or whatever. And it’s hardly any work at all.
So it’s cheap, fun, easy, and is recycling. Win-win-win-win. I have seen that people use the inside tub of an old clothes washer for this too, but that could be harder to come by! Something to keep in mind if you are trashing your washing machine. I’ve seen these spray painted on the outside, usually black or charcoal gray, but you can get creative.
Of course you can always just dig a hole, throw in some rocks to line it and add kindling and logs for a super primitive fire pit that works too!