So we finally decided to get chickens, we wanted the very best / freshest of eggs for the main egg related dishes we indulged in. Also, there is nothing like knowing where your eggs come from, and a very good learning opportunity for the kiddos. Made from Western Cedar, A-Frame Tractor style. Liked the sloped roof for VT snow. Ended up putting a tuftex clear plastic material over the bottom area for the winter to keep the girls dry. The design was based on other A-Frame coops on the market, mainly going off of photos of finished coops I found online.