I’ve never been a reader of shelter magazines. I can certainly appreciate the lovely homes, the high-end kitchens, and the innovative décor, but stories of people who have more money and better taste than I do can only hold my attention for so long before I pick up my issue of Shack Quarterly or The Sticks.
When your house is just barely good enough to let your friends inside it, you don’t aspire to Architectural Digest.
But I am here to report that my husband has scored a design coup of Architectural Digest proportions. His chicken coop is featured on BobVila.com! In the hayseed set, that’s as good as it gets.
Those of you who were following this space last year got the blow-by-blow of coop design and construction. Those of you who weren’t can see a recap here.
If you have a minute, take a look at Bob Vila’s gallery of chicken coops – we’re number ten out of eleven. The text gives me more credit than I deserve; Kevin did most of both the design and construction. I butted in here and there, went with him to the lumberyard, and did the part of the roof that has two huge bumps where the shingles aren’t staggered properly.
The chickens, luckily, don’t seem to mind.