The area down the side of the house is the most frequently used area to create a cat enclosure. It can be a great use of an area that is often under utilised and can easily be made interesting for your cat to enjoy with the addition of a few accessories.

By utilising the existing structures of the fence and the roof line, minimal additional framework is required which usually makes this a cost effective option.

Access into the enclosure can be provided by installing either a zip or a door into the end panel of net. Click here to see some examples of both zip and door options.

Salt and Pepper’s enclosure incorporates an area down the side of the house that keeps both cats  safe but allows them access to the outdoors. One end panel of net has a door installed allowing people to access the area. Two hammocks from a previous stand alone enclosure were recycled and attached to the wall – which Salty now thoroughly enjoys !


Another example of a side of house enclosure, with a very happy customer enjoying the view from a platform placed high enough to see over the fence!


Rusty’s side of house enclosure


Rusty’s enclosure is a typical side of the house enclosure extending from under the eaves (roof) and attaching to the fence line.

In this installation, an aviary door (slightly shorter than a normal door) has been included at one end for access in to the enclosure. Rusty has a cat door in a window – so he can come and go from the house to the enclosure at his leisure.




A retaining wall can often be incorporated in to the side of the house style of enclosure. This is awesome from a cat’s perspective as it creates a natural high ledge from which they can peruse their surroundings and relax in the sunshine.


Other examples of side of house enclosures:

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