My husband built this for me out of boredom. We have a small island of land behind our house, and he managed to squeeze it in the middle of a circular drive. It has two decks, is an octagon shape, has a cupola on the top and was built entirely of recycled materials.
During the holiday season, consider using Energy Star-qualified lights and strands to decorate. They use 70 percent less energy than regular lights and last up to 10 times as long. They also give off less heat, reducing the risk of fire.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Energy Star)