Home Improvement for Beginners is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

John, Uncle and Charles tear down the derelict shack at Beecher's Hope.


The mission is initiated when John joins Uncle and Charles at the campfire just outside of his newly-bought shack on Beecher's Hope. Uncle then confronts John with his pessimistic view of things following the departure of Abigail and Jack, even going so far to call him hopeless before eventually urging him to tear down the shack.

Following the demolition, Uncle informs John about a man in Blackwater that can assist them with building a "pre-cut" house.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Complete within 18 seconds.

Video walkthrough


  • This is the shortest mission in the game, possibly in the entire series.
  • As of Patch 1.02 that was released on January 11, 2019, if the player missed any one of the optional Honor story missions while trying to go for the "Lending a Hand" trophy/achievement, the player can simply replay this mission to unlock the trophy/achievement.[1]



Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Epilogue, Part 2: Beecher's Hope
"Bare Knuckle Friendships""An Honest Day's Labors""Home Improvement for Beginners""The Tool Box""A New Jerusalem""A Quick Favor for an Old Friend""Uncle's Bad Day""The Best of Women""Trying Again""A Really Big Bastard""A New Future Imagined""American Venom"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1
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