Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode
Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode

(cat meows)
(gentle piano music) – The cats make the house feel alive. When we bought this house in 1988, it came with two outdoor,
like, feral cats. And then one of them was
killed, hit by a car, and then the second one was hit by a car and had to go to the vet for quite a bit of reconstructive surgery,
so we made her an indoor cat. And then to get her company,
because the other one had been killed, we went to the shelter and adopted a couple cats, and that’s just started down the road. Cheesecake, Chocolate, Nutter, Butter, Crumple, Rumple, Cookie, Poppy-seed, Kuro, Noui, Secret, Wasabi, Coffee-bean, Donut, so they’re all rescues. We adopt them from shelters
as far south as San Diego, and as far north as San Francisco. – We start getting kittens every year. Over time we are getting more and more, and then we realized,
there are so many cats. – After a certain point, there’s like, no turning back, it’s like, this is their house and
we’re living here with them. – All the rooms are connected. At night sometimes, at two
or three in the morning, they’ll start chasing each
other on the cat walks. And they can go really
fast, and it’s pretty loud. It does wake us sometimes. The catwalks, I think the
first one I build in 1995 actually was this one. For the walk, just the walks, I’ve probably spent 40 or $50,000 And they can be done a lot cheaper but the catwalks are for the
cats, they’re also for me, they’re architecturally interesting to me, the colors, and we always try to do something interesting, the shapes. There’s spirals, there’s
bridges, there’s arched bridges. A lot of the tunnels have faces on them, and one of my favorites is in the upstairs bathroom there’s a tunnel with a shark, and the carpenters actually made teeth, and when the cats walk through the teeth they scratch the back of the cat. So the cats like to go back
and forth through that. So you can’t really feel
ever there’s 15 cats, because they never assemble in one group. And they’re very calming. So I like them because when you come home and if you’re stressed and you sit down, two or three will come and
purr and it just relaxes you. The koi pond is one of the
favorite areas for the cats. They love to watch the
fish, they also walk into the koi pond on the rocks and even sometimes put their hands in the water. They’ve never eaten a fish. So, with 15 cats we have about 22 litter boxes throughout the house, and we put a lot of them
in closets, where we add ventilating fans that run
24/7 that ventilates outside. So there’s negative air pressure, so the smell stays in the closets. We also have five Roombas in the house that we run almost every day,
that do a really good job of picking up cat hair. And then it’s just us, picking
up after the cats a lot. – At first I thought, how can we get rid of these cats? But now I can’t think of a single one that I’d want to get rid of. – Cookie was the one that we rescued who had been traumatized, and this year we suddenly found huge
tumors on her, took her to the vet and they said, “It’s cancer, “there’s nothing to do.” But we did the surgeries, and after two major surgeries they were all benign. And they had never seen anything like it. So, she’s fine now. It brings a lot of satisfaction that, the idea that we can rescue these cats. You know, we can’t solve
the world’s problems, but I can solve this tiny
problem for these cats. (mellow guitar music) (cat meows)

100 thoughts on “Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode”

  1. Natalie 1234 says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ so lovely to see happy kitties

  2. Chellios RGS says:

    Love is the only way, even the tumors had to fleeโค๏ธ

  3. Olivia McLennan says:

    My dream house

  4. Steve Smith says:

    I love it, my wife and I have always wanted to have a place where we could take in all the stray cats and dogs.

  5. WorldOfRandomStuff says:

    Just amazing!

  6. Sky Just says:

    how did you get the curves and spirals? I have a kitty who loves to nap as high as she can I'd like to build her something I could move if needed

  7. Chantal Lopez says:

    Cat wonderland ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ thank u

  8. Jay Kay says:

    Absolutely awesome ๐Ÿ‘.

  9. Anna Agaraj says:

    Awww so cute!

  10. Tom Mulhall says:

    Wonderful video, as a cat lover myself I am totally amazed by what you have done! Thanks

  11. chillz_ Clan says:

    He has 15 cats i have 5

  12. Roderich Heier says:

    Can I come and live with you please?

  13. E. F. says:

    That's a great setup, well done!!

  14. Farmer Frank says:

    You are a great one! Please stay healthy, keep these cats good company. I'm sure you will

  15. Easy Maker LIVE says:

    Wow Amazing!

  16. Flpdragonslayer Smith says:

    That's really cool. Cats paradise

  17. Brett Troeger says:

    So cool

  18. n des noto says:

    It's like a mario 64 lvl

  19. Nics Mercado says:

    bless this man.. with more cats

  20. nina linel says:

    This is the paradaise for a cat

  21. ะผะธั‚ั ะณะฐะณะฐั€ะธะฝ says:


  22. bayarea ceez says:

    This is my kind of house! Minus the cats cause im gonna be playing in it…

  23. eric t says:

    I have a cat named donut and I named her that

  24. Maria Aparecida da Silva mariano says:

    Belo paraiso !!!!!!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพmiau, miau, miau, miau,โค

  25. Janko Kowalczyk says:

    0:44 AWWW!
    0:51 Look at that beautiful baby Russian Blue

  26. Casey Flentye says:

    I love the kitty cats.

  27. Casey Flentye says:

    I love Cookie!!!

  28. Pepe1776 says:

    This is me if I had more money

  29. Sarah Knight says:

    I love how they brought the outdoors inside; the koi fish pond, all those potted plants, the warm fireplace and colored tiles.

  30. CatGirl Cat says:

    God bless them! They have created a wonderful home. Happiness and long life to them and their beautiful cats!

  31. Tsubahi says:

    GORGEOUS house and cats, too! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  32. Amber Wave says:


  33. Leo Sartori says:

    How many cats do you want?


  34. good shooting tex says:

    Amazing, guys well done to all of you's. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. chocolate smile says:

    How awesome

  36. Sheelagh Ortega says:

    Itโ€™s cat land adventure ! Love it guys, great work!

  37. Adrienne Gould says:


  38. Jagmasterpig 101 says:

    ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ”ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜บ

  39. Nova Surge Gaming says:

    Who says crazy cat men don't exist

  40. Rapture Ready says:

    Xoxoxox and xoxoxox and xoxoxox ๐Ÿ‘โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

  41. James Swart says:

    I love cats so much I think itโ€™s a great thing that youโ€™re adopting them

  42. Edytor Myล›li says:


  43. Danimal1177 says:

    Someone loves cats WAAAA-HAAAAYYY too much!

  44. Truth Seeker1 says:

    That's really cool

  45. Hi I Bob says:

    I had a smile on my face the whole video and it warmed up my day. Iโ€™ve been having a rough day too

  46. Leopard Woman says:

    What a cool house! Do the owners allow tours?

  47. Joan G says:

    Awe love you guys, for all the love you give to these cats

  48. JUANITA Sherman says:

    Cat heroes! Meow๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿˆ

  49. Mohammed Ghaรฏth says:

    It's them and their desserts cats against the world. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  50. Thinking Outloud says:

    All the comments praising these people, I don't. I don't like watching videos of cats where my own cats would look poor..

  51. WAXKOPP w says:

    These people are the biggest in loving cats. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’™โค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘!!!!

  52. Peteena Poodle Why Styvan? Why? says:

    This is truly what interior design is all about!

  53. ArtOfPeace says:


  54. Mr Person guy human yeah says:

    I luv poopyseeddddddd

  55. TwoManProductions says:

    I read the title as, Guy turns his house to indoor Playland, Cat explodes

  56. Stryper101 says:

    This guyโ€™s a true hero!

  57. Eyvet Francis says:

    There must be some heavy cleaning to do, but the house is amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  58. Reyes Ramos says:


  59. Julia Yang says:


  60. Garden Warrior says:


  61. Amber Brooks says:

    I love all the kitties and their names, but now I'm hungry for ice cream!! XD Just want to add that I'd hire them to do that in my home for the five cats my boyfriend, his dad, and I have. I've been wanting to have something special like this for our cats!!

  62. AA Gacha says:

    "we went to the shelter and adopted a couple cats"

    goes on to name 15 cats…

  63. cramsa says:

    Cat heaven on earth!!!

  64. Clint and Logan vlogs -parkour Vlogs says:

    Does no one else notice that he said โ€œThey sometimes even put there โ€œhandsโ€ in the water.โ€

  65. Ben Kemp says:

    those cats are so cute!

  66. Ben Kemp says:

    i am also amazed with how the cat with tumors survived from just an overnight surgery!

  67. ellen Chevarie says:

    Sweet souls and the guys too

  68. Donna Mason says:

    Love this thanks for sharing. God bless always

  69. Sherry Keith says:

    WOW !!!!

  70. TheBlackWidow8 Denise says:


  71. Kae B says:

    They must have really good careers

  72. Mardan P. says:

    Love it! Love YOU for the way you shape Nature's lives, including your own!!!! :o)

  73. Isla Roberts says:

    One is called donut and im eating a donut ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  74. Wilson Crystal says:

    What do they do for a living? And do they adopt adults too? So awesome!!!

  75. Jelena Vukiฤ‡eviฤ‡ says:


  76. Princess Pr says:

    Secret is the best won

  77. Strven O'connell says:

    I have 11, love em all.

  78. Hope James says:

    WHAT A CRIB!!! Love you you are awesome!

  79. Maria Forbes says:

    Lucky cats got a good life bless.

  80. Edifying The Word says:

    I watched this episode I thought how cool is this! That spiral stair was hard to make they said.

  81. Susie Wright says:

    Employer: what are your plans for your retirement.
    Me: build a house and fill it with cats.

  82. Lora Timmins says:

    Ohhh this house is glorious!!!

  83. Jarl Karl says:


  84. Usomap says:

    Man, you are great.

  85. Yau stedes saben says:

    I can't believe Youtube recomend me something I watch 4 years ago ๐Ÿ˜‚

  86. Derick De jesus says:

    Hmm…I like cookie she cute!

  87. Tina Bell says:

    ๐Ÿ’ฏ you guys are amazing!! Im speechless!! Bravo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“โœ‹๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

  88. Anna Osinina says:


  89. Derrick Goodwin says:

    Awesome playhouse ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  90. Zoey Cherington says:

    "We adopted a couple cats" names like 1000

  91. Billie Eilish says:

    someone: i don't like cats
    me: :0 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ shows them this

  92. The Valerie Lorenzo says:


  93. Panvadee Pitaksapaisal says:

    they are all so cute

  94. Khaleesi - Gamer Khali says:

    cats is so cute

  95. A Unfamiliar Account. says:

    Makes me cry. A cat I had died around 5 months ago, and Iโ€™m still heartbroken. I love your cats and you cat walks; Youโ€™re so generous to do that to these felines. Respect! โœŠ

  96. Sherryl Keith says:

    Excellent to see that woodprix has new plans what helped me save some money and energy to build it.

  97. Lisa Kober says:

    Awesome Video!!! Awesome Companions!!!

  98. Carol Reid says:

    Very kewl! It would be great to do a video on how you built your shelves/cat runs to make them sturdy! You could probably do a series on that alone! I'd like to do for my cats, yet not sure where to start.

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