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    Default DIY giant castle

    ETA this bit was written 3 days ago, I couldn't get the photos uploaded!!

    Thanks to a couple of facebook freebies (an Ikea table and a single wardrobe!) Odin and Freja now have some new housing - rather stylish if I say so myself! I'm quite chuffed with it, chopped the end off the wardrobe to make the smaller tunnel, the door opens on top for ease of cleaning the big tunnel, the house and the small tunnel just pull away to clean. No floors on anything, and we've put a EVA horsebox mat under it all for warmth and a nice soft permanent surface.

    Next task is to fill in the side to make steps up to the upper deck (another freebie, midsleeper bed) and to complete the floor above - until now they've just had half of it because that's what we had when we pushed all the bed slats together.

    And then I need to make a fabric-hammock-roofed box to take the place of the cardboard baby box- they seem to really like snuggling into the dipped hammocky lid, so I want to make a permanent versio for them, and give them an enclosed box beneath too. For now it is also giving Odin a bit of reassurance as he struggles with new housing arrangements - seems to have worked, so far they have really enjoyed exploring and then falling asleep in the hammock lid!

    Last edited by dollyanna; 16-02-2021 at 09:29 PM.

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    Looks amazing!


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    And then yesterday hubby finished the gaps while I was shopping, building two platforms to make steps to the upper deck, and extending the upper deck to full length with just an access hole. Eventually I want to cover this deck with foam too once I see how it works (and green comes back in stock, I don't want black or bright pink!). They now have a permanent platform for the catflap instead of the fold-up stools we've been using, and lots of gentle steps up and down. I think the access hole needs to be slightly deeper to get a better angle up and down, but they are happy enough, we'll alter that in the next couple of days to reduce to strain longterm.
    They seem to know this is it, they've been so happy bouncing around it and we haven't had nearly the amount of stress humping we usually get from Odin when we change the boxes - and hopefully this means that big changes will be drastically reduced longterm, this all comes apart very easily for cleaning and then can be put back together within minutes.


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    That’s great

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    awww i am so jealous

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    Lucky bunnies.

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    Oh that is superb, what a brilliant creation.

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    It all looks wonderful! What a great job you did making all of this for them.

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    So inspiring
    The geeky one...



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    Wonderful.

    Thought that I saw a third pair of ears. Last set of pics. Bottom pic, top shelf. Think its actually a couple of pieces of kale!!!

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