The rubbermaid is more expensive but I have a couple that have held up for 5-6 years while the cheaper ones lasted a year or two.
On Feb 27, 2011, at 10:57 PM, dana giordano wrote:

The above pretty much compliles all of the affordable ways to make or buy
cat shelters. I've heard feral villa is very good.

And btw - if you are making your own, your SPCA should have straw for free and your home depot/ lowes will probably give you hard foam insulation for
free if it's damanged and most of the stock people will find you one.

They also may sponsor it - you have to write a proposal to the manager and
give them a week or two to respond. Ask at the desk.

Also, don't get a clear bin, they are hard to cut, they crack - others are easier. Find one that's easy to cut. It may take a little experimenting. :)

Hope that helps!


On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM, wendy <> wrote:

It's for cats to actually live in, and have inside/outside access (with
and cooling), much like they do at Best Friends. Can you recommend the kit
companies you used?

Thanks Natalie!
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change the
world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade

From: Natalie <>
Sent: Sun, February 27, 2011 10:32:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Advice Needed on Outside Cat Houses

Is this for cats to actually live in or to be able to go outside from a
We have built our own and also used kits from CA.  We have 4 outdoor
enclosures attached to our house, cat doors, for cats to use as they like. We shut down in very cold weather because the cat doors aren't that good.
Will be back in CT tomorrow - shutting down computer until then.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of wendy
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:54 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Advice Needed on Outside Cat Houses

Hey guys,

I am going to undertake a project in the next month or so, and build an
cat house with an attached cat enclosure.  I priced cat enclosures
Enclosures...$2000!!!) and most that I've found online are too expensive.
build something, but would really like everyone's input on building this
type of
fenced structure or on building a cat house. I am looking at constructing

wood shed, with windows, on a concrete (sealed) foundation. I'm not afraid
hard work, but not sure where to start.

Any thoughts?  Resources I can look at that are affordable?
Thank you!

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