Now that we have our baby chicks I need to get serious about a coop. My sister-in-law has this playhouse in her backyard and has offered it to me. It's 145 miles away, but in two weeks I'm renting a trailer to go get it. The actual dimensions are 8'x8', but the interior usable size is more like 6'x8'. The front will stay the same, the run and next boxes will be on the back so that it doesn't detract from my wife's opinion of cute. There will be flower boxes on the windows also. I'm toying some with the idea of building a "dormer" on the back so I have the height to put a real door in somewhere, that front door is only about five feet tall.