Recycled Fence Dog House
So you tore down the old wooden fence and now what do you do
with all the left-over boards? Well, here's an idea: build a dog house
from them. That's exactly what one participant at the Barkitecture event
in Austin Texas did. This out-of-the-ordinary "green" dog house was
created by Travis Habersaat who was intrigued by the idea of taking
something that previously kept a dog contained to a particular area and
making into a space that it can call its outdoor home.
Aside from the use of reclaimed wood, some of the other signature
aspects of this dog house are a full-height corner entrance, a pointed
sloping roof, angled windows, and a spiffy parquet-effect wood floor.
It's a far cry from your generic rectangular dog house. And the cost was
minimal since the materials were already at hand. The main "cost" was
the elbow grease involved in repurposing the wood.
The goal of the Barkitecture event was to raise money for animal
rescues by selling creative dog houses that showcased reclaimed
materials, green roofs, and other green approaches to dog shelters. I
would say this house hit the mark for sure. What dog wouldn't be proud
to call this house his home?