Good hacks that make life easier

You just do it yourself with simple guides

Sally from Nomzamo ZA

We started making bucket washing machines in our neighbourhood. It really makes washing so much easier!

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Guide by dooiy

Bucket Washing Machine

Wash more comfortably

Did you know that you can create a washing machine using just a few buckets?

Done in 20mins
Skill level basic
Someone using the self-built washing machine Show me

Nkosinathi from Lwandle ZA

We made over 120 fire extinguishers in a day to make the community safer.

Group of people building fire extinguishers

After a shack fire that destroyed more than 250 homes, the community came together to make cheap but effective fire extinguishers.

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What is dooiy?

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On dooiy you find fun and easy hacks that make life easier. Just follow our simple step-by-step guides and create something for your home or community with little materials and tools. Want to start a business? dooiy might be the perfect starting point for you.

Chris from dooiy

You don‘ t have to be an expert to start making with dooiy. Just choose an easy hack and get going. After you made a few, I am sure that you will come up with your own ideas.


Who we are

dooiy is being developed by Hack Your Shack, a young non-profit organisation from Germany with a passionate team in Berlin and South Africa.

To fulfil our vision, we are looking for partners, volunteers, donors and people who spread the word.

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  • The dooiy project is supported by
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Impact Factory