Ok, so you got me. I have been called the crazy cat lady. But I wear it as a badge of honor. I love cats. Yes, they would come before my horses! lol
Anyway. Forever and a day I have always wanted a Cat House with a safe enclosed yard so they could go out and sit in the sunshine, catch that dumb bird that thought it could fly into their yard, eat the grass (only to later throw it up..) etc.
So now we bought our our place and I started searching for a shed on Craig's List. They are so darn expensive at Home Depot!
It took me a while to find one that I actually liked, and that was still available, and not priced like it was still AT Home Depot!
My husband drive tow trucks. When I found one, I gave him the money I saved for it and told him where it was and to see if he could get a run down near it. He did. And they loaded it up onto the flat bed.
(Lots of tow companies will move sheds by the way.)
The ad had pictures, but not very good - as most CL pictures are....
I had lucked out with this shed. It was 2 feet wider and 4 feet longer than the guy said it was AND it had a 4 or 5 foot over hang for three quarters of the length on one side! AND the guy gave us five 5" diameter round posts to roll the shed off the truck with.
We positioned it with the tow truck and fine tuned it with our 5-ton truck. Yes I know, over kill, but my husband wanted to play with his truck....
Pulled out the over hang and go that put back on. The round posts that came with it, we used for fence posts.
For the fence, I wanted to be able to walk around the yard, not hunched over. But the 6 foot tall fencing was expensive. But we had figured out if we got the 4' twisted wire fencing for the bottom and then put the cheaper 2' welded wire above that, it would be cheaper! For the top of the yard to enclose it, we used 2" diameter chicken wire. We had to buy one more post for the yard too.
We insulated the walls and the ceiling and put paneling up over that. And the floor got some linoleum. Add in an oil heater, kitty condos, chairs, scratchers, towers, and blankets and ta-dah!
To get into and out of the yard, we had to cut a door and frame it out. I made a little ramp to get up into the house (I have a couple of disabled cats that can't jump very well.) Cat_house_awning_2011.jpg.jpg Cat_house_2011.jpg.jpg Cat_House_Yard_2011.jpg.jpg Cat_House_Done_2011.jpg.jpg Cat_house_Bill_2011.jpg.jpg