Followed instructions and became a fun day project using primarily 1x2's, Kregs jig and glue. Hardest part of this project was keeping our daughter out of Santa's workshop. Thanks to a previous brag post, I used wood shims as an idea for a roof and added the raffia to give Santa hero powers on Christmas morning. Wood/shims were purchaed at HD; stain, hinges and clasps from a Re-store; raffia from a craft store. All in probably cost around $40 total with wood and shims being $30 of that. Note: if you decide to shingle using glue, plan for a LOT of shims and a full bottle of glue if not more. I cut the shims in half to give me double the amount for use.
Stain/finish and shingles added 2 extra days to this project.