Posted by Nancy
on Dec 30th, 2008 in Country Living 101
| 11 comments
While we have read a lot about straw bale housing, we finally decided to actually it was time to do some actual construction!
Of course, we only wanted to spend about $25 so no big fancy house or anything.
Instead, we decided to build a straw bale dog house for our beasties!
We found straw bales locally for $2.50/bale and bought 12 of them. We used two of them in the barn and the rest for the actual dog house.
Two for each side, two for each section on the front, then we put the old messed up top from our picnic table (covered with a tarp) across the top, and then used the last two bales to weigh it down.
Tony and the boys made it big enough for all three dogs. Not that Mary Jane will actually let everyone in there. But, we tried anyway.
Hank says it’s very cozy in there.
But he’s got other things to do – places to go, people to see, things to bark at.
And Faith approved too. She thought it was very nice of us to build a house for the OUTSIDE dogs, but she reminded us that she’s an inside dog and that she really must get back in the house and guard the recliner. She’s dedicated like that! All business, all the time.
But Mary Jane? She LOVES it. And has claimed it as hers alone.