It’s Official: The Puphaus Ensures Your Dog’s Digs Are Better Than
Does your dog need new digs? If the typical plastic dog house just won’t do, then this contemporary canine abode is worth a tour.
Why do we love this doggie dwelling? Puphaus was created by A) designers; and B) dog lovers – both of which are equally important contributors to the success of this project. Roy Fleeman and Zach Griggs of Pyramd Design Co. adopted a minimalist aesthetic with a distinctly modern edge that brings a whole new meaning to the term “in the dog house.”
Our next question is: do they come in human sizes (fingers crossed!)?
This American-made minimalist marvel features a facade of western red cedar and Portland cement board which are maintenance-free and made to last. With form and function at the forefront, Puphaus features a wide opening topped by an angled floating roof, combining to create optimal air circulation, easy entry and exit, not to mention a sweet view of the world outside. Built-in water and food dishes round out this all-in-one living, sleeping and dining area.
Puphaus’s simple lines make it easy to flat-pack and assemble in just five steps – no tools required! Adjustable feet let you level the structure on uneven ground, making the design ideal for indoor and outdoor use. The natural materials are left unfinished for a deliberately organic look, but if the creativity bug bites you, the cedar panels can be stained or oiled, and the cement board can also be painted using off-the-shelf cement stain. Voila – a custom living space that’ll be the talk on the block. The maintenance-free materials will stand up to nature’s best (and worst!) with a life of 20 years, withstanding wicked weather, insects, rot and decay.
Who may enter? Puphaus was designed for dogs weighing up to 50 lbs. Sorry, pet parents, but you’re not invited to stay the night.
Puphaus retails for $990, with free shipping starting in the fall of 2015. Be the first in your neighborhood to have one by pre-ordering yours on Pyramd Design Co.’s website.
Lydia McNutt is an award winning writer, editor, blogger and proud mama of three of the fur-babies: her two cats, Phoebe and Brewster (who think they are dogs,) and her 90-pound yellow lab, Fred – the biggest lap dog you’ll ever meet. When her head’s not in a cloud of fur, you’ll find Lydia chasing her toddler through the neighborhood, reading a good biography, or writing about… Well, you’ll just have to read more of Lydia’s articles to find out!
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