One of my new clients, a nice lady named Sharon, recently moved into a new home here in Asheville and needed a place for her cats to play. She didn't feel comfortable letting them roam the neighborhood, but she wanted them to have access to the fresh air, so she commissioned me to build this cat condo:
The kitties can enter through a cat door which has been inset into the window on the second story. There's also an access door at the bottom right in case she need to get in to clean. The condo is surrounded by chicken wire to keep the cats in while retaining the view. The cats can move around the tower by jumping down the shelves.
See the ivy growing to the right of the tower? Sharon plans to let the ivy grow partly up the tower. This will give the cats some shade in the summer time, and I'm sure they'll still be able to peer out around it.
This was a really fun project, and I hope I get the chance to build another one.