so we purchased the playhouse initially to help out a friend that needed our help to foster a few cats she had taken in. She took in 10 of them and we agreed to help out because she was overwhelmed. So we used the playhouse as a way to let the cats have safe outdoor time. It was just a few weeks and then they were adopted out. We adopted one of the kitties, Bertram, that seemed to really click with us. But, he was not much of a roamer he prefers to just sit on the patio and be inside with us. So, we had this playhouse and were thinking of what to do with it. Well, we have always had problems with creatures eating all of our garden plants (as many people do) such as deer, rabbits, and who knows what else. So, we just set our playhouse over top of the garden and staked it down. It has been a month now and it works wonderfully to protect our garden!
Once assembled it’s now on our covered patio safe from the elements. Catified with a cat tree, rug and shelves for climbing my lucky cat spends hours daily out in it happily surveying her world.
Such a wonderful product! I needed an adjustment and the customer service was outstanding!!!
Young cat was okay inside for awhile, but is now allowed out on the property. We put a tree trunk at an angle to one corner and he could climb. 7x 7 seems a bit too small for the 10 month kitten. Good for time outs.
We aren't putting it up until spring, sorry can't help you now.
We wanted a catio for a while. We looked at the options online & talked with contractors. The options were basically spend $2,500 - $7,000 for something the same size as this thing or a bit larger. Sure the more costly options would be more durable and have more "things" inside like shelving, ramps, posts, etc. We just did not have the budget. So we went with the playhouse. Overall I would say we are happy with it. But, you get what you pay for. As long as you keep in mind that an incredible catios costs 10x-12x more than this, then I think it is easy to like this. If you buy this expecting a $5,000 catio, you will have a bad time. Its light duty but it works just fine. Cats like it and we didn't spend the equivalent of half a years mortgage payments.
We have both the penthouse from purrfect fence and this playhouse. It is indeed lighter duty as described. However it was much easier to assemble. Also we can easily move it around when necessary which is a great thing for us. We move it out of the way when we have people over and for lawncare. Overall we are happy with it and have had our cat use it quite a bit but we also had a litter of puppies that used it for a short time as well.