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Looking for doghouse conversion suggestions

I’ve mentioned the doghouse that came with the house, and how we have no dog.  I don’t know how long it’s been sitting there, but it wasn’t in decent enough shape to feel good about offering it for free.  (Rot in base and lower sides, shingles are shot.)

So I’ve been pondering what to do with it, or how to repurpose what wood I can.  I want to throw this out there and see what folks’ two cents are, hence this post.  I’m not going to get into the list of ideas I’ve had because I don’t want to influence suggestions even though I might have mentioned one or two prior in other posts.

I know not a lot folks visit here, and the blog isn’t even that old.  So I don’t expect a ton of responses, but I would appreciate any suggestions folks care to share.

Two things to keep in mind when suggesting:

  1. Though we like dogs, we don’t have the time or budget to give a dog a good life at this time, so we have no plans to fix it up and get a dog.
  2. Budget is limited, so even if I find an idea that I adore, might not happen soon.

Feel free to leave your suggestions below.

Since the project likely won’t be started soon, I’m not setting a deadline for responses back other than to say a soft probable end to choose from any given pool of notions would be end of August.

If dimensions would be helpful, just ask.  For rough scale, it’s a pretty standard medium sized doghouse.

[Edit on 1/9/2020: In April of 2019, we finally took the doghouse apart.  (You can see the progress of it being moved and then dismantled in some of my Office Window Views as well as this progress post.)  There was a lot of insect damage and general rot.  Short term, we used what planks we could to raise up windows for quick and dirty cold frames.  We may yet find better use for the bits we could salvage, but that remains to be seen.  We’re also trying to save some of the lichen that was growing on the roof, so far, so good.  I still have times when I miss seeing it when I gaze out my office window.  The structure of it gave another facet to changes in time of day and weather than the raw natural bits around it.]

Care to share thoughts on this?