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6 incredible homes built mostly for cats

03 February 2015
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Bloody cats.

This post was originally going to be about cat AND dog friendly renovations, but the cat lovers win - hands down. Some people say cats exert a kind of mind control over their hapless owners - and there's even (surprisingly decent) scientific evidence to suggest that they infect their owners with parasites that mess with their brains...

Here's a collection of people who've sacrificed considerable amounts of time, money, space (and in some cases a significant slice of their dignity) to ensure that their four legged jerk-pets don't have to debase themselves by treading the same floor as everyone else.

 

1. Bob and Frances' cat house
http://www.thecatshouse.com

Bob and Frances' house was the product of adaptation and renovations over a 27 year period to accommodate their cats. The mid-air catwalks, they say, eventually became the only way their cats chose to move around the house. Not sure about the camel.

 

 

 

 

 

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dqHGmARwWA

 

 

2. Greg Krueger's cat house

Greg spent 15 years hacking away at his house, creating cat-runs and secret hidey-holes all the way through his house. He was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome not long ago, which he says explains both his obsessive focus on the cat stuff - and his love for cats...

 

 

 

 

 

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B21YtuOrKRI

 

 

3. Japanese cats' house
http://www.catshouse.jp/

From Japan (of course there's a Japanese one) is this amazing house that's been designed from scratch with cats in mind. It has caged outdoor viewing areas, cat-proof surfaces throughout, elevated platforms, tunnels, cat flaps in every door. There doesn't actually seem to be a lot of space for humans in this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cat walk
http://kittyloft.blogspot.com.au/

Understated by comparison, but still a loud yellow shelf running the length of the main living area. This 'cat walk' was designed as a shelf to let the cats keep an eye on things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Steampunk cat tube
http://becausewecan.org/Resin_Inlay_Swiveling_desk#20

Another relatively 'little' (but still pretty serious) cat run.

 

 

 

 

6. Cat heaven
http://geekologie.com/2015/01/guy-spents-35000-renovating-home-into-ki.php

18 cats. $35,000 worth of renovations. Life seems to have taken an interesting turn for this guy...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okOVxfuSYPk

 

Check out more unusual homes here:
http://www.build.com.au/8-most-unusual-homes-australia

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I'm the editor of BUILD. Big fan of efficient housing and new technologies, still dreaming of one day living in a very elaborate cave...

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