At our first house Brad built an arbor and a shed with our neighbor's help. When we moved to our second home he talked about larger projects that he wanted to do - by himself! I was skeptical to say the least. He said to me "If I can do this you need to stop doubting me and let me do what I want to do." And he did it! And I stopped doubting him.
Now, I am amazed by all that he does! In the works now: building a barn, building a fence, walkway with steps to the pool, retaining walls, and an area for a chimney fireplace. Yes, there are times that it's not so convenient. A lot of his free time is tied up in these activities. But he enjoys doing it and it saves us some money. Despite "handyman" never being on my "husband material" list, I sure did luck out here!