For reason that will soon become clear, we had to build a shed down near the chicken run. The challenge: To spend as little money as possible.
It's been so long since I made the pallet pig ark and chicken house, I'd forgotten how much fun it is to build with pallets. From the ground up, two pallets made the base, which was topped with some ply a friend was going to throw away. Two more pallets made the back wall and, with one for each side and another for the front, we nearly had a building.
At this stage it looked a lot like a bar, which coincided nicely with my birthday:
By a superb coincidence, the cladding for last year's temporary solar shower cubicle...
...was exactly the right length for the back and one side, and the uprights were re-used as uprights and roof timbers.
After another couple of days it looked like this:
The corrugated iron came from a friend's garden, the window came from our Shack when we were gutting it in 2009 and the door you might recognise as one I made a few weeks ago (originally intended for the new solar shower cubicle). The beauty of this kind of building is that you don't have to worry too much about making the wind braces beautiful - you can just slap them in any old how, which has a beauty of its own:
I had enough nails and screws in boxes for the whole structure, which came in under budget at €0.00 (£0.00).