Uncluttered animal houses

We’ve talked often in the past about uncluttered cat and dog spaces for the home, but never have we talked about streamlined habitats for rabbits and chickens. Let that now be changed!

On Apartment Therapy we found a mid-century home for a rabbit:

Learn how to make one in the article How To: Build a Modern Rabbit Hutch. The image is from the creator of the uncluttered bunny home, Nicole of Designcuriosities, and the bunny is aptly named Eames.

And, on Dwell.com we found a contemporary hen house:

Eglu by Omlet

The Eglu by Omlet “is designed to house your hens lovingly, with perching bars, nesting box for egg laying, and even twin-walled insulation. It’s also convenient for the proud owner, with an ‘eggport’ where you can poke your nose in and collect eggs everyday, as well as a sliding tray that catches droppings.”

Compared to the hen houses I have had experiences with, this Eglu looks like a dream. No need to stick a broom up under the hen and let her peck away at the handle while sneaking eggs out of her nest.

Have you seen uncluttered pet homes for the less-popular, but still cuddly and wonderful pets? Please share your finds in the comments.

11 Comments for “Uncluttered animal houses”

  1. posted by Egg Lover on

    SOLD! I’m getting one of these as soon as we finish building our house!

  2. posted by luxcat on

    Omlet? Omelet? omg a hen house by a company named Omlet….

    thanks for the laugh to start my weekend!

  3. posted by momofthree on

    very nice digs for someone like Bugs Bunny, but it just a bit too “modern” in style for my taste. Think country primitive meets Amish, and that’ s my style.

    People always said we should have gotten a rabbit for our kids, since they are fairly low maintenance….but this hutch is just too big for me and my house.

    I can hear my great uncle from central Minnesota laughing over this “futuristic” looking chicken house.. His was just a lean to type shed out in the barnyard and had shelves for the chickens to roost on… Had to walk thru the “WARM” cow pies to get to the chickens.. ahh memories of my childhood vacations

  4. posted by n on

    Oh thank you so much for featuring the bunny hutch! :)

    My boyfriend and I had thought about getting the eglu for eames, but it’s more of an outside habitat. Awesome, nonetheless!

  5. posted by martha in mobile on

    Lovely — though at $125 per chicken (to keep my 10 chickens), just a bit too spendy.

  6. posted by knitwych on

    Eglu…hilarious! The price is even funnier!

  7. posted by happyhens on

    I’m sorry, I’m having a hard time feeling it with the plastic hen house. Not to mention the raccoons would easily chew their way through, yank out and eviscerate a hen in nothing flat. All urban areas have predators for chickens, so please don’t assume a plastic house will keep your hens safe.

    Folks, as a long time urban chicken keeper, I have to say: avoid the gimick. If you have $125 to flush, then hire someone to build you a reasonable chicken coop or chicken tractor. Your flock will thank you.

    While I blog about keeping hens in an urban area, I’d like to direct your attention to the one and only CityChicken. This woman has been putting the urban in chicking keeping for a long, long time–and she’s never resorted to some ridiculous space age plastic claptrap.

    http://home.centurytel.net/the.....index.html

    Her site convinced me that I could keep chickens in the city.

    If you are in the Vancouver/Portland area of the Pacific Northwest, this is also an amazing resource

    http://www.pistilsnursery.com/chicken-keeping

  8. posted by Karen on

    We’ve had an Eglu for years and none of hoards of urban foxes have ever managed to get in to either the coop or the run. The plastic is really pretty solid so I can’t imagine anything chewing through. No racoons here in London so I couldn’t speak for them!

    The price is silly, of course. And I actually like the aesthetics of traditional arks better. But they are very, very easy to clean. Chicken poop is not something you want to spend time with.

    Another expensive coop that I covet is the Bow Coop:
    http://www.framebow.co.uk/bow_coop.html

  9. posted by D on

    funny.. the rabbit hutch is completely free of droppings or bedding…now imagine it with straw or shavings, and a rabbit kicking about. Or perhaps those who would purchase this hutch wouldn’t bother with bedding for their animal, least it interfere with their sleekly designed home.

  10. posted by DJ on

    Rabbits have been the highest maintenance pets I’ve ever had, and their vet care the costliest.

    And yes, it looks great now, but give Eames a few weeks to chew on the wood, and it won’t look quite as pristine, I’m afraid. Still, it’s a nice alteration.

    Spayed or neutered bunnies will often use a litter box, but they generally aren’t as tidy or religious about it as cats.

  11. posted by Jarrah on

    I have 2 of these: http://www.denhaus.com/den/b/b.....#038;act=1

    They’re dog crates that double as reasonably stylish end tables. Their old crates were these hideous wire and plastic things that we couldn’t hide, these fit in with our style and are still comfortable and secure for the dogs.

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