Each year we do a free haunted house for the neighborhood, it started out when my kids were 2 old to trick or treat but still wanted a halloween experience, as just a carport with some ghouls and a pumpkin patch, 13 yrs later we're upto 1600sq' of portable carport "tents" and large portions of the yard, it goes completely around the house and takes 3-4 weeks to setup and fills a 10x12' shed to overflowing the rest of the year. Instructables inspired a number of projects for this year and many that we just didn't have time to do but... there's always NEXT year !
I hope you enjoy this tour of our extravaganza
Step 1: getting started
We started out but putting together or rearranging 4 portable carports, a 20'x20' in the front and 3 10'x20' in the back. The 1st pic also shows the recycled pvc tubing I got from craigs list a couple years ago that we use to make the "maze". In the 2nd pic you can see the 20'x40' tarp we used to help darken the 2 tents in the back yard as well as add about 200 more sq feet by attaching it to the fence. Most of that "stuff" cluttering everything up will eventually get used. We wrap the outside of the front tent with 5' wire mesh recycled from a construction dumpster, more pieces of pvc, metal fence, metal poles and wooden planks will support the walls. Lots and lots of black duct tape and zip ties will atttach the black plastic to the "walls