Monday, April 4th, 2011:
As if two people intending to live in a tiny house isn’t adventure enough, there will also be two cats.
As simple a thing as where to keep the litter box can become challenging when working with such limited space. We have ultimately decided to create a little hidden cubby at the bottom of the entry way closet for this purpose.
Litter boxes, no matter how diligent you are at keeping them cleaned out, can be unpleasant. We wanted to keep ours low key, out of immediate sight, well contained, and of little impact on the tiny house experience as possible. We lined the small space with aromatic red cedar to help moderate any offensive odor. As well, Gabby envisioned a small cat door that would open upwards for accessing the litter box to clean/refill. When closed, the door would have a small opening for the cats to come and go, but would keep the litter from flying out into the house as they ambitiously set to their digging. (They really get into it)
On an interesting side note: Gabby was able to find a stainless steel litter box and scoop to continue in our efforts to go as plastic-free in our tiny house as possible.