My son and I built a dog house with 2 pallets, 2x4s and plywood. All materials donated. Then someone on Craigslist donated roof tiles and vinyl flooring. A friend was able to cover 2 walls and the roof. Still have to lay the flooring. But at least it is done enough for the rain that just arrived. Now the 3 dogs have shelter whenever they are outside. I think its a job well done.