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Picture of IBC Container Rabbit Hutch

It is one-hour project, a house for two domesticated rabbits, each in a separate room/floor (still not sure about their gender so not letting them together by their own).

As I´ve studied, they can manage well in a low temperature as long kept away from direct wind. I managed to build two of them with materials laying around and Im sure theres a tons of ways to do it but the general principle of using IBC container was a good find for me.

These fellows came from a small island and were kept free as there were no larger animals to harm them. They populated to an extent where some of them had to find a new home. Both black and brown one are very human-friendly and seem to enjoy themselves this last week they have been inhabiting their pixel-house.

Being a two floored house I made the lower apartement a bit higher to compensate luxurious lit roof the upper one is having. Also, as they are lair-animals and like dim environment I put the houses under a large tree.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials needed for this version:

  • IBC container
  • about 5 m of 100x20 wood
  • hinges
  • 0,5m wire for the lock
  • 20 mm screws
  • 50 mm screws

For the dividing floor:

  • 1m2 of armature net
  • 1m2 of plywood

Tools used:

  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • electric screwdriver
  • jigsaw
  • angle grinder

markgrogan6 months ago
I most love to see instructables such as this t hat make use of recycling and reusing old things to make something totally useful. And to help other creatures too - that's really commendable! Good job!
They are adorable! I would love to have some as pets too but sadly I have a loved one who is allergic. Else, I would definitely get my hands on these safety abodes right away!
Nice setup! And you have such cute little bunnies :)