You don’t have to travel very far to have an amazing vacation. Your dream getaway could be as close as your backyard. Our backyard staycation guide will help you plan and enjoy an awesome and very inexpensive backyard holiday. And we will let you in on a secret – your children really don’t care about travelling somewhere exotic. What matters to them most is that they have fun with their parents. With a bit of imagination and some cool ideas, you can create a vacation that your family will remember for years to come. If you are looking for some extra storage or accommodation for your backyard, contact Classic Buildings today.

Backyard Staycation Guide

Backyard Staycation Guide: The Benefits

Why would you want to spend your vacation at home? There are many great reasons and here are just a few:

  • Save Money: All of the cash that would have gone into expensive plane tickets or mileage on your car can be invested in extra fun stuff for your staycation or it can stay in your bank account.
  • Save Time: 
  • Save The Environment: If you don’t travel then you are helping to conserve our natural resources and limit the pollution that air or automobile travel causes. 
  • Support Your Local Economy: Staying in your own neighborhood and spending your vacation dollars at home will help support your local economy.

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Camp In Your Backyard

You don’t have to travel to the wilderness to enjoy the benefits of camping. You can pitch a tent or two right in your back garden and have a ball. Tell ghost stories by flashlight, sing camp songs, and make s’mores over your barbecue. The best thing about camping in your backyard is that you don’t have to use the smelly public outhouses that are usually the staples at campsites and state parks. You can cheat a little and use your own bathroom! After all, it’s your vacation and you deserve the comforts of home.

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Sleep In Your Shed

If camping in a tent is too much like roughing it for you, especially when you are on holiday, why not invest in a garden cottage?  It is perfect for your own backyard getaways and when you and your family are not using it, it can double as extra accommodation for your overnight guests. It is also a great place where your kids can host their friends for sleepovers. Not only will the kids have a great time, but you will also get sleep as you won’t be hearing them laughing into the wee hours of the night. Are you thinking that a shed would be too big of an investment? Find out how easy it is to finance a beautiful custom-built shed through our affordable Rent-To-Own program.

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Hang Up A Hammock

Hang up a hammock between two trees and spend an entire day doing nothing but relaxing with a good book or snoozing in the afternoon breeze. If you have a family, get hammocks for everyone, or spend some time cuddled up in one with your kids reading them their favourite stories. If you don’t have enough trees, you can purchase a hammock that has its own self-supporting frame.



If you don’t own a barbecue, then invest in one. There is nothing like the taste of barbecued food and eating outside is fun, relaxing, and if you haven’t already noticed, food just tastes better eaten in the fresh air. The best thing about barbecues is that the clean-up is so easy. There are no messy pots to scrub, which is especially nice when you are on vacation. If you like to entertain, host a potluck barbecue. Have each one of your guests bring either a side dish or dessert and you can barbecue the meat. That way there is very little preparation. Click here for some great barbecue recipe ideas.

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Backyard Luau

Bring Hawaii to your own backyard by creating your very own Hawaiian luau. Now, this isn’t an idea for everyone, but if you are the type of person who enjoys being creative and loves to be surrounded by friends, why not go nuts and bring a bit of tropical paradise right into your own backyard? It doesn’t take a lot to turn an ordinary get-together with friends into an extraordinary luau. Head to your local dollar store to pick up flower leis for each of your guests plus a few extra for decorations. Hang artificial grass skirts around your tables, chairs, and even on your fence. Don’t forget some Tiki torches and a pole for doing the limbo. For more awesome Hawaiian luau ideas, click here.

Hawaiian Luau ideas

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Explore Your City

Your staycation doesn’t mean that you have to spend every moment in your backyard. You don’t have to go far to find some adventure right in your own city. Plan a day trip to some part that you have never been to yet. Missouri is full of amazing hidden gems that you may not have known even existed; and so close to your own backyard. Check out some unusual attractions such as Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins, a European castle ruins located in Camdenton, Missouri; the spectacular Meramac Caverns; or Johnson’s Shut-Ins, a naturally-formed water park in Lesterville, Missouri. For a list of other interesting tourist sites in Missouri, click here.

Garden Sheds For The Ultimate Staycation

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Purchasing a garden shed for your next backyard staycation doesn’t have to cost you a fortune and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful garden shed. or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
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