Well, I just woken up, made husbands lunch and got my coffe brewing. I dreamed about kitty enclosures all night since that is uppermost in my mind. [Am I losing my mind?] I have decided our enclosure is going to be two rooms of 20 x 20. Right now I am just going to worry about the one room and then increase the size when we are living there. Hubby thinks 6-8 feet is tall enough so that's what we will probably do. I told him tomorrow is new fence post day. I have already moved the fence post for the dogs over 14 feet one direction. He probably thinks I'm a nut but I want my animals to be comfortable and have lots of room since we do.
We're taking your advice and only roofing a small portion of it. That portion being the area closest to the house so they won't have to run through the rain when they come indoors in bad weather. Or snow. I'll put their housing area there too. And I like the way you did yours. We will probably do the same.
I dont' know if mine will be as fancy as yours but it will work and take a while to complete.
I'm not putting a water garden in it but I am cheaply making them a minnow area so they can watch fish..
I am not to the point of putting pictures up yet. All I have done is cleared the area with post holes. As soon as I get my new post holes dug and dig some little 4" ditches we are going to go ahead and run the fence for the dogs and the cats. We just finished plumbing our cabin. We initially thought we just run in and finish everything and move but it just didn't work quite like that........hehe
But I want something very similiar to what you have but it will have to be two room due to wanting to get something DONE so when we move they will never have to roam. I will increase it afterwards when we live there.
Right now they are free roaming but we live on a dead end road and there is no traffic at all. The cats watch for cars since not many are down here. And they do not like any humans but me and hubby. Kinda like your feral.
In fact except for a couple of them, when people come over, it looks like a catless house.
Thanks for this thread. It is just truely amazing!! And has filled my head with what I want to do...
Husband is borrowing our neighbors chainsaw to cut our post in the next few days. I like that idea because the cats can also use them for scratching posts.
p.s. I am fixing to install some old software I have to make my floor plans to give to hubby.
How big are your cat houses. Each one individally. And you had mentioned they needed an escape exit? Are you talking about the hole they crawl in to get inside or are there two entrances to each house?
AND I LOVE THEIR LOUNGE CHAIR...........!!!!
I am editing this. Hissy this is my "tentative" plan.. Right now I am only going to worry about 1 room. I do want it bigger later on, but this is what I envision. It's not fancy but it is large. I want them to have room to run. All of it is 6 feet tall except for one area which is 10 feet long and is against the house. That I hope will be the roofed area for drainage. It needs to be slightly taller and I want it 8 feet.
But this is my dream enclosure. The reality of what we build might be different. Do you have any other suggestions on it. I emailed it to my husband to get his input. He will basically do it the way I like it but I want it to be functional and safe for them more than pretty. And fun for the cats. You have absolutely inspired me......http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...nclosure-1.gif
If I get it done the way I want, it will be large enough for a small house but I know it's one room first and layered... I am going to keep yours in mind as I work. But the 10 x 20 room one is first.. So safety.
All but Star and Toe sleep indoors at night so cat houses can wait till we move as well. Those are the porch guards. Or the opossum watchers...