If dogs could talk, they might surprise us with their home improvement requests, like a space that reduces their carbon footprint and ultimately helps save the planet. Or…they might ask for more treats or a comfier bed. (That probably sounds more realistic, yes?)
Either way, pet owners can now make a positive environmental impact while also making their dog comfortable and happy. Say hello to the doggy dream house, a wooden dog house designed with environmentally-conscious details—from its fully functional green rooftop that is easily accessed to its automated faucet that keeps thirst at bay.
Studio Schicketanz created this functional and sustainable structure to offer an innovative approach to dog shelters, according to Designboom. The idea behind the dog house also follows the design studio’s philosophy, which is to weave together “landscape, architecture, and interior design with a focused emphasis on livability,” according to their official website.
The two-story canine home has a green carpet going up to the rooftop, meant to encourage dogs to interact with the structure as much as possible. Up there, they’ll find a motion-activated water faucet and green roof irrigation.
Other eco-friendly features include a solar-powered fan for efficient cooling, a built-in floor drain hidden behind the front wall for easy soil cleanup, and a drawer under the green pathway to neatly stow away treats, toys, and other furry friend essentials.
Want to see the doggy dream house for yourself? Visitors are welcome to see the eco-friendly shelter from September 11-15 at the Carmel Canine Cottages Competition in Carmel, CA. Then on September 15, the dog house is being auctioned off to raise money for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
So, who’s ready to fulfill your dog’s wildest home fantasy?