Here are some pictures of a dog house my husband and brother built for my brother and sister-in-laws dog Princess. They spent 4-5 hours building it out of some scrap wood out of our attic. They must have figured "as long as it's free, we might as well do it right." By the time they were done, it almost didn't fit it the back of the truck to take it to my brothers house. They sure did get a laugh out of it when they stood back and realized how big it was. It took 3 of them to lift it over the fence, since it wouldn't fit through the gate. Princess seems to be enjoying it.