Meowhaus: An Update
On and off over the past few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on the Meowhaus project, and I’m excited to fill you in on a few updates!
If you’re not familiar, the Spitzer School of Architecture Graduate Architecture Club in New York City is working with a non-profit animal hospice in the Catskill Mountains to design and build a housing unit for — you guessed it — cerebellar hypoplasia cats!
In order to raise awareness, as well as funds, the project was posted on IndieGogo.com. They ended up raising $3,960, nearly one-third more than their original goal. The additional donations will go toward their final estimated construction cost of $5,700. Any surplus they receive will be donated to the non-profit for the care of the CH cats.
As the team says on their IndieGogo campaign page, while the Meowhaus is designed for the enjoyment of the cats, it also allows caretakers and volunteers to easily take care of and play with the cats. The housing unit will include cat cubbies, a litter area, a feeding area, and an outdoor area.
Its building materials include locally sourced recycled materials including windows, doors, siding, and roofing.
You can watch the Meowhaus’s construction by visiting the team’s Facebook page for weekly updates. They just posted some photos, including the one above, from Build Week 7.
To watch the progress and to learn more, visit Meowhaus’s Facebook page.