They also offer a rent-to-own option. Like any payment plan, it costs quite a bit more overall ($86.34/month x 36 months = $3108e), but it's a way to get the building sooner with less out of pocket up front.
Some modifications may be necessary to use this building to house rabbits instead of chickens, but this company also offers low-cost customizable options. Adding an electrical package is an additional $125 and extra windows are $45 each (2 are included). This is a smaller building, but bump out options can also be added to increase the size.
|Screened double doors with Plexiglas inserts|
|Linoleum floor (instead of slatted floor)|
My dream barn may not be feasible right now, but it is fun to dream. The best option short-term may not be the best long-term solution. I'm trying to keep both in mind, so that I don't make a mistake that I'll regret later. That may mean a smaller building now that can be used to house bucks(?) later or it might mean a building that can be added on to in the future.
Dr. McNitt also suggests keeping individual needs in mind when designing rabbit housing - what works well for one person may not work as well for someone else. I think that's true, but I also learn so much from what works for others. He adds that the rabbit housing investment will most likely be a fairly substantial one, so any blunders may have to be endured or at least worked around for years to come. Rabbitry buildings come in all shapes and sizes, which "may mean a cage in the garage or carport, a hutch in the back yard, or a special building with cages for hundreds of animals" (click here to read article excerpts and outline or to download McNitt's full 25 page manual on rabbit housing). I love how open most rabbit people are. They're so willing to share what works for them. I hope to take a little here and a little there to find what works for me.