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New hobbies to keep you busy after retirement

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New hobbies to keep you busy after retirement

by VersaTube Marketing on November 26, 2019

So you finally saved up enough to retire - now what? Retirement is a great time to invest in yourself. Explore crafts and skills you didn’t have the time for while you were working. Reacquaint yourself with the hobbies of your youth or join a club with friends to find your new favorite. Not sure where to start? We've listed some hobbies that are accessible for just about anyone. Read on and discover your new passion. 

Chicken Rearing

If you want to get something out of your retirement hobby, raising chickens is a fulfilling way to do it. Raising these birds doesn’t require a great deal of property and farm-fresh eggs are notoriously delicious. This is a great hobby for those with grandchildren as well. Caring for chickens and gathering eggs every morning is a wonderful way to build memories that will last the rest of their lives. Some breeds of chickens are bred for their docile nature, such as the Wyandotte chickens, and as such, they are a great starter chicken for those new to rearing poultry.


If you don’t want to keep anything alive now that your children are out of the house, why not pick up woodworking? There’s nothing as satisfying as working with your hands. From whittling to carpentry, woodworking has numerous variations with one thing in common; you can hold the results in your hand. Make furniture for your family and friends or make signs to sell online. This massive hobby umbrella has an option for everyone at every skill level. Need space? A VersaTube garage gives you the perfect amount for tools and storage.  


If you want to work with softer, lighter materials pottery is the hobby for you. Pottery is meditative, perfect for those wanting to slow down in retirement. Molding clay is also easy on the body, making it a comfortable hobby for everyone. As an added bonus, pottery produces functional pieces for your home. The supplies can easily be stored in a spare room or, you can build your own studio using the VersaTube Design Your Own tool. You can learn to make everything from plates to decorative sculptures to vases. If you want, you can always sell your work at local art fairs or online, and you will always have a fun gift come holiday time. 


Gardening is a great hobby for those who enjoy the outdoors. Grow your favorite flowers, herbs, vegetables, even fruits based on where you live. Gardening is another great hobby to share with family and friends, especially grandchildren. Planting flowers and picking fruits and vegetables is a task for any age.


Painting is a great way to express your creativity and there is no one way to do it. With the internet at your disposal, you can watch tutorials on YouTube in almost any style. Painting is a versatile hobby, great for those who want to work alone or in groups. Host a night with your friends to paint together, or meditate with a Bob Ross video in a home studio. No matter how you choose to paint, this is a hobby that has endless opportunities to explore. 


You have worked your whole life to get to retirement, so don’t waste a moment. Equip yourself with the tools to enjoy this time. Get a VersaTube building to fit your hobby and follow your passions!