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I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

We all love our four-legged furry friends. So much so that we usually go above and beyond to please them and give them anything their cute lil hearts desire. They are the perfect cure for a rough day or a much-needed break form the annoying people that surround us every single day. They deserve our love most of all but they should also enjoy a few perks in life. I have a little fat bulldog named Lola and she is my world. She’s incredibly easy to please, bring food or snuggles and she’s a happy camper. That was until I showed her this DIY project I found on Reddit. Now she’s expecting a little more and I’ve got some serious work ahead of me. Imgur user matthufham has two furry friends at home and wanted to give them a place that they could call their own. A place that would make any dog jealous. He ended up building the ultimate dog house for his best friends and it is something spectacular. Take a look below at the ultimate dog house but make sure your dog’s out of the room when you do. Otherwise, like me, you’ll be spending the next week or two building one for yourself.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

He had a budget of $400 but his plans would have called for a little more. He was very resourceful and went to local construction sites and was able to get free scraps of wood that would be the base of the ultimate dog house. He started by building the frame piece by piece in his garage. In the picture above the framed walls are zip tied together temporarily.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

After the walls were completed, he started roughing in the roof. He didn’t skimp anywhere. I’ve seen some sheds that wouldn’t stand up to this. The ultimate dog house is being built to last.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

All of the pieces are mocked together to make sure it will lay out perfectly in the back yard. The far right side has a window framed in. He had to eliminate that due to budget cuts from the wife and it will eventually be sheeted over.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

With everything lined up, he built the floor that the walls would sit on. This was placed on blocks to allow for water drainage and remove the risk of water damage. He then stood the walls and added the exterior sheeting.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

He insulated the interior walls and added some OSB sheeting to protect everything. He also insulated the floor which is made of 2×4’s and OSB sheeting on the top and bottom as well. This will make a world of difference in both the winter and the summer.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

It looks like there is a happy wagging tail in this picture because his home is starting to take shape. The roof trusses were set in place bringing to light the sheer size of the ultimate dog house.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

It looks like a window is cut in on the back side but it’s actually for something much more useful to these pooches.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

He couldn’t leave the front door open like most normal dog houses. He wasn’t building a normal dog house so he decided on some awesome salon doors that can swing in both directions. Installing these was a bit of a pain but he managed and they turned out great.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

The cavity that was cut out of the back side actually houses an air conditioning unit. He ran conduit and electrical to an industrial outlet box which provides 120 volt power year round. This controls the air conditioner as well as the rope light inside. The rope light is activated by a motion sensor mounted to the ceiling so that it only works when the dogs first walk in or wake up from a nice cool nap to leave.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

He was able to claim some used carpet from his in-laws and used that to provide a comfortable place to lay for his dogs. This plush carpet combined with the insulation in the floor and walls as well an A/C unit set at a cool 74 degrees will be the perfect place to escape the hot summer sun.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

With the interior complete he had to protect it so that it would last a lifetime. He covered the roof and walls with waterproof roof felt.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

The exterior is fully covered and will protect the ultimate dog house from anything. It is built in the same fashion as the house it’s standing next to. Lucky dogs.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

Shingles installed and ready for years of weather protection.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

The siding that he used is cement fiberboard which will last forever. It is corrosion resistant, bug resistant and waterproof when treated. It looks like his dog is getting impatient waiting to try out his new abode.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

The shell is almost done. Just a little finish work and trim pieces are missing. The ultimate dog house has come a long way but still has a bit to go.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

The ultimate dog house was painted to match his existing home. The two blend together seamlessly. It looks like a small shed rather than most hideous, pieced together with scrap, dog houses I’ve seen.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

Fully equipped with a motion sensor controlling the rope light, automatic air conditioning and awesome saloon doors, this dog house has it all. All of this is surrounding a plush carpeted floor and plenty of insulation. Talk about some lucky and loved dogs.

I Built My Two Dogs A Doghouse Equipped With An Air Conditioner For Only $400

Meet the happy owners proudly standing in front of their new residence.

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These dogs have it made in the shade with this ultimate dog house. I’m going to have to start drawing up some plans to make one of these for my little chubby bulldog. She hates the summer heat and this would be perfect for her. I just happen to have a spare A/C unit lying around. I would like to see a window in the side of it so you could check if the dogs are in there without opening the door but that would also affect the heat and probably kick the electrical bill up a little more. This guy did an awesome job in the quality of this build and his dogs are seriously spoiled. They obviously deserve it and no matter what you think about this epic dog house, you have to agree that his intentions are in the right place.

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