green dog houses: sustainable and spendy

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There have been several comments lately about how you don’t want to go broke just to go “green” with your purchases. That’s something we do understand here at Shelterrific, especially with recent home purchases and new babies in the picture! So I have a feeling that few of you will be investing in these Greenrrroof Animal Homes from Sustainable Pet Design anytime soon. They’re custom-designed and planted with vegetation chosen to thrive in your particular area, and that costs — the “dog barn,” for instance, starts at $850 in x-small. The photos sure are fun to look at, however. Maybe it will be an inspiration to reclaim some building materials from your garage. (Please note that the Greenrrroof versions are patent-pending.) –Mary T.

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Dana

My husband purchased a book of pet oriented woodworking projects a while back, and one of them was a doghouse with a grass roof. I think the book was published by Black and Decker. It would definitely be worth finding a woodworking friend or relation if you were really keen on a h ome like this for your pooch.

Megan B

FYI- The awesome Seattle-based ReStore Architectural Salvage hosts workshops on how to build your own “green design” pet houses. If you’re in the area, check ’em out… http://www.re-store.org

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[…] 4. Wanna build a green doghouse? Here are suggestions. Megan B says, “The awesome Seattle-based ReStore Architectural Salvage hosts workshops on how to build your own ‘green design’ pet houses.” (We have a feeling you can find similar classes in your area.) Meanwhile, Dana says, “My husband purchased a book of pet oriented woodworking projects awhile back, and one of them was a doghouse with a grass roof. I think the book was published by Black and Decker.” Does that ring a bell with anyone? There are also a lot of sources online. See the designer green doghouses here. […]