If you are stuck for a dog house and live on a limited budget. Get a plastic fifty five gallon barrel. Cut out one half of one end. Leaving the half cut will keep the chips in and the dog can jump in and out. Place it on a wooded pallet to get it off the ground and place blocks to keep it from rolling. Then if you want a place off the ground to feed your hound, make a top with two curved ends put a piece of plywood on top. You will have a place to feed and can also watch to see if anything is going on with your hound's health.