Very cute little shelter for the fur babies. It's a little smaller than expected, but my boy is nearly 7 kilos and fits. I think a bigger more nervous cat might not want to squeeze into the holes. It was easy enough to put together, better with a helper if you have one. It's a very soft pine and looks like it has been white washed but probably not weather proofed
12/31/19 | Elizabeth Eaton
Château de Chats
Very happy with this cat house. I have three fluffy annoyances so the perfect size for them. Easy to build. Would of been 5 stars but the backdoor is very awkward, there is a slight gap at the top and the lock is very stiff, but other than that, I love it and so do my cats. No more guilt for me, when I'm stuck at work and it starts raining 😊
08/15/14 | S.Martin
Much better than I expected.
I love the design of this house and the way it goes together is very simple. Great idea putting the screws are on a piece of card to show you which is which rather than all jumbled together in a bag. The only problem I had, and this is why it has 4 stars instead of 5, is the screws to attach the outside plinth/shelf were too short and would not screw in, so I am probably going to have to try to get longer screws or use a good glue. It looks lovely, but before it goes outside I am going to paint it. I am sure the cats will love it.
10/25/12 | jegpad
Larger than you think - very pretty
As a useless DIYer it took a 'sod it' and walking away from all the pieces strewn on the floor before I returned to complete the construction.
After a little sweat and toil the hefty house was complete. The back door with six separate screws for the hinges was particularly troublesome as the wood is not easy to screw into. So I reduced the number of screws and used a bit of brute force.
I also bought the Lodge Cat House and the Cat Den Maisonette which were both easier to construct than this.
Now, to the most important part. The cats reaction. They will not go in it, yet. Perhaps it is the smell or the enclosed feel. But despite placing treats in there, the only time I get them into it is by brute force. I have put down some carpet underlay to make it more soft underfoot (yeah yeah) but I still await occupation.
However it does look very pretty with pots of ferns next to it.