A Do-It-Yourself Challenge is a Reward Challenge in which there is no supervision from host Jeff Probst. This means that the contestants must conduct the challenge by themselves.
- Although host Jeff Probst is not present to supervise Do-It-Yourself Challenges, challenge producer John Kirhoffer is still present.
- Both seasons to feature Do-It-Yourself Challenges were filmed in Samoa.
- Both times a Do-It-Yourself Challenge was played before the merge, the winning tribe had yet to lose a member.
- Jay Byars, Tarzan Smith, and Troyzan Robertson are the only castaways to win a Do-It-Yourself Challenge more than once.