Finally a stylish alternative for scratch poles. From September 17th 2013 Krabhuis can be ordered from www.krabhuis.nl. Krabhuis – Dutch for scratch house – is a cardboard house for cats to sharpen their nails on, to play with and to sleep in. It is designed by three Dutch architects who couldn’t find a decent scratch item or basket for their own cats. The house combines the feline fascination for cardboard boxes, the need for something to scratch their nails on and the lack of well designed cat items in one new object.
Krabhuis is designed by three Dutch architects. Looking for a scratch-pole and a sleeping basket for their own cats, they couldn’t find a single item to match their taste and interiors. So they decided to combine their love for cats and architecture and designed Krabhuis. The house is shaped like a child would draw a house, complete with window and chimney. Cats enter via the facade, through the window they can look outside and they can scratch the roof.
Krabhuis is produced in The Netherlands from recycled cardboard and assembled by people with a disability. rabhuis can be bought for 69 euro and is shipped fully assembled.
Krabhuis is made of 48 layers of duofold cardboard. This cardboard consists of 90% recycled material. Krabhuis is assembled by clients from Amarant, an organisation that helps people with a disability. Krabhuis is produced entirely in The Netherlands and transport is minimalised: from the production company directly to Amarant and from Amarant directly to cats worldwide. When the cat is done with the house it can be recycled, maybe even into new Krabhuis!