This Scandi-style Cat House Is a Minimalist’s Dream

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It’s not easy to find design-conscious pet products that don’t look like, well, pet products. But more companies are catching on that there’s a huge market for well-designed dog and cat items. From a dog crate that doubles as a side table to a cat tree that looks like a piece of modern art, more and more attractive options are popping up. If you’re on the hunt for a well-made cat house (that doesn’t actually look like a cat house), this Etsy shop has you covered.

German-based Etsy shop Petsinboxes produces durable, hand-made cat houses that will match your design aesthetic perfectly. Shop owner Nathalie Böhning is passionate about creating cat furniture that’s both functional and well-designed. And don’t worry—your cat will love them. Böhning’s two British Shorthair cats, Buddy and Terence, personally test each design before it goes to market.

“My aim was to develop cat furniture that stimulates and promotes all of the cat’s main senses (sense of smell, touch, balance, hearing and sight), and at the same time blends into the living room in a modern and stylish way and offers your pets a home,” Böhning writes on the Petsinboxes Etsy page. “In short, I wanted to create something that would replace the traditional scratching posts and still be affordable. Cats often go to the same familiar places to sleep and relax, but always want to discover something new while playing.”

The cat house pictured below is handmade from Paulowina wood and comes with a soft synthetic fur lining, which is perfect for cat naps. It has a front entrance and an additional side entrance, so your cat can come and go as they please. Can’t you just picture this beautiful cat house in your living room?

There are a few designs to choose from on Etsy and even more available on the Petsinboxes website. And yes, they ship to the U.S., though additional shipping rates may apply. Whichever cat house you end up choosing, both you and your feline friend will absolutely love it.