HomesteadingWinter Shelter Boxes for Stray Feral Cats Project - Homestead Survival

Winter Shelter Boxes for Stray Feral Cats Project – Homestead Survival

Winter Shelter Boxes for Stray Feral Cats Project were designed to introduce homesteading readers to an easy to put together warm shelter that can be placed anywhere you know there are feral cats. Wild cats that are too scared to become domesticated still have a usefulness of keeping down the rodent population on your homestead. They could use a safe warm place to curl up when cold temperatures can take their lives.

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Winter time is the most stressful for feral stray cats in that it is extremely cold and without adequate shelter, the life expectancy is not very good.

If you are worried about feral cats around your neighborhood there are things that you can do to help them in the winter time.


Styrofoam Cooler – I got the cheapest one I could find from Wal-Mart for about $5

Tape – the stronger the better, I would suggest duct or packaging tape. Something that could hold up to some abuse outside


Insulation – Batting or Packaging Peanuts work great and are easy to find around the house. You can use Hay or Shredded Newspaper too. However some cats are allergic to Hay. It is important that whatever insulation you choose, it not be rigid or unable for the feline to burrow in it.

Plastic Bags – So the insulation does not got moldy from moisture I’m putting it in plastic bags.

Scrap Fabric – For added warmth and burrowing capabilities inside the shelter

* * * Tools:

Razor Box Cutter

Sharpie pen

Adhesive (Optional) – make sure it is suitable for use with Styrofoam

The article and DIY project were shared in order to help anyone who might be in need of some winter shelters for any feral cats in their area.

The DIY project includes a complete listing of all of the necessary materials, supplies, and tools that will be needed and it also includes a complete step by step instructional guide that covers everything from start to finish.

Click here to read about how to build a Winter Shelter for Stray Feral Cats Project:


As an added bonus, You may want to take a peek at the article “How To Raise A Homesteading Mouse Chasing Barn Cat”:



Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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