I’ve got a guy! Circle City Rain Barrels has rain-barrel options for the do-it-yourselfer or the I-want-to-leave-in-the-morning-and-come-home-to-a-completed-project-er. And his prices are uber reasonable.
The DIY kit is only $60 — or you can participate in or host a DIY workshop for $80 per person — and he includes everything you need. Or, for $100, he’ll deliver and install your barrel (inside of I-465 in Indianapolis; additional charges outside of the loop).
Of course, you can find a variety of rain-barrel shapes and sizes at almost any hardware store. The prices range from $100-150 and they’re super easy to install. Watch for one that includes a downspout diverter kit; otherwise, you’ll probably need to purchase a flexible downspout to direct the water from the gutter to the barrel. Another cool add-on is a solar pump that will enable you to push water through a hose.