I saw this project on animal lover's Paul & Dru Mudsow's website. It's a simple shelter made from 2 Rubbermaid containers, here is my experience with it.
To start you'll need:
- 1- 18 gallon storage bin ($6.99)
- 1- 10 gallong storage bin ($5.99)
- roll of silver bubble style home insulation ($15)
- outdoor electric heating pad ($35) (optional)
- glue gun
- heat gun or hair dryer
- exacto knife
- duct tape
- a sharpie
- hay (mine was leftover from a gardening project)
Heat the area to be cut with a hair dryer. I used the heat gun I have from an embossing project earlier in the year it worked beautifully.
**Careful! The knife will slice through the plastic quickly now that it's soft.**
Next, cut a piece of insulation to fit the bottom of the bin leaving enough so that it curves up the sides and leaves no blank spaces.
Continue insulating until the entire bin is completely covered, leaving space for the door. I double insulated the outside box using my glue gun to keep it in place on the walls.
I also added a piece of insulation to the bottom of the smaller bin to fill an indentation so there is no place for cold air to hide.
Now place the smaller bin snugly into the insulated bin. If it's not snug add more insulation and/or fill the empty spaces with hay.
****UPDATE!**** Grits loves her heating pad!Pin It