Recycled garden retreat

6 ways to to use recycled and found materials to create a personal backyard getaway

Lisa's playhouse
William P. Wright

Lisa's playhouse

Lisa Phipps has a knack for using found materials in fresh ways.

She started recycling in earnest when she moved to a small farmhouse in Port Orchard, Washington. Like Virginia Woolf, Lisa wanted a room of her own. Money was tight, so she and her husband, Frank, used salvaged materials to build a shed.

The more you recycle, the more the ideas flow, Lisa says. “You just have to loosen up and have fun.”

Click ahead to see what she did.

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