I am trying to decide whether to rebuild/retrofit an existing shed or start from scratch. The shed is pretty rough, not even remotely secure or predator proof right now. I expect we might need to strip off the plywood exterior but maybe the studs and floor are okay? Here's some info on our situation: Suburban lot (1/3 acre) Chicagoland area, so cold winters and hot summers We'd be keeping 8 layers, maximum. No roosters allowed. I have seen raccoons, possums, and fox in the yard/neighborhood. There are coyote in the area, although I have not seen them. There are also field mice or voles, not sure which. And the usual squirrels and chipmunks, but I don't think they usually cause problems, do they? There is a 8 foot privacy fence around most of the yard, but two sections are open picket, so I'm sure anything could get through that that wanted too. Although it *looks* like there is electrical hookup, as near as I can tell the project was never finished and that light socket is not live. Nor are the floods on the back. The shed doors face south, so in the first picture you are looking towards the north. Okay, here are the pictures: Our budget is small -- maybe $300? So we need to keep things basic, but neat enough to not bother the neighbors. Umm...I mean, they haven't been bothered by the ugly shed that we know, but... I have a strong preference for reusing and repurposing as much as we can. I have access to a couple (less than 5) pallets and some scrap plywood and 2x4s and the like for some of the supplies. I also have a bundle or two of shingles left over from roofing our house. Obviously I will also need to buy some (a lot!) things new. Would you try to rebuild this shed? Or just design something from scratch? In my dreams, I'd love to convert half the shed to space for chickens and then use the other half someday for a trio of rabbits? I don't know if that's even reasonable. Any suggestions or ideas appreciated.