It’s important to have hobbies that allow you to relax, de-stress and enjoy yourself outside of work hours. For many people however, their preferred hobbies require them to spend their time at specific external locations or in the company of several others, such as at a gym or a public place. While this is normally perfectly acceptable, certain circumstances may not permit it. That’s why today we’ll be discussing accessible, low-cost or materials hobbies that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Watercolour painting is one example: a skill that is simple to start with, but difficult to master. There are numerous informative tutorials available on the internet and progress can be made rapidly. A book of watercolour papers and a brush set with paints can both be had for less than $20.

A standard set of 52 playing cards has incredible potential: a basic set of 52 cards will allow you to learn to play dozens of different games, along with numerous single player variants. For example: the numerous forms of solitaire.

Reading and writing are classic hobbies that are easier to get into than ever. You likely already have a word processor or pen and paper at home, which should be all you need to do a little creative writing. As for reading: Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/) and Open Library (https://openlibrary.org/) provide free access to tens of thousands of books in the public domain!

You likely already own a board game or two, but did you know that people are always writing their own ones? It’s something you can do yourself with minimal materials (such as paper, counters and dice) or download and print off of the internet. For people who prefer outdoors experiences, there are handy skills you can learn and practice in your own yard. You can practice stone knapping, rope making, and of course; gardening!