There is a space in our house that sits perfectly nestled between the kitchen and playroom that opens onto an enclosed large garden. In the whole of our house, there is no better position for our indoor Netherland dwarf rabbit, Bounce.
But it would appear that every pet shop in England would disagree. This is because every single hutch is too wide and no matter the style, the dimensions were always wrong.
It is fair to say that this is probably the point where most people would consider an alternative location. I agree, except I’ve never been “most people” – so I decided I would have a go building one. How hard could it be?
With an array of wood cuts and tools, I set to work freestyle fashion. I knew the dimensions but had no other plans.
It is fair to say that this is the point where my wife normally shuts the door to my workshop and leaves me to my “project” trying to ignore the sounds of drilling, sawing, swearing and triumphant whoops. I’m a noisy but resourceful and enthusiastic workman.
If you are going to go bespoke, you might as well go all out, even if it is only for a rabbit.
Let me run you through the final product.
Entering through one of two ground floor doors, slightly elevated due to the hutch being mounted on wheels for easy mobility and cleaning, there is a hay loft in one corner and a bedding area in another. The other door leads out of the hutch into the playroom and the garden beyond.
From the main ground floor level, mounting up the grand staircase that leads to the upper level, there is a sleeping log cabin with multiple entrances and wrap-around veranda. A further level offers a garden perch lookout with wide single door access.
It fits in the space to the dimension specification required.
“Finished!” I called to my wife. “What do you think?”
“I think the rabbit lives in a better house that we do.”
“It’s a bespoke design. It fits – and cost a fraction of the price of even the cheapest hutches!”
I always like a bargain. Who doesn’t? And our rabbit hutch is the envy of those who see it.
So, what’s the point of this story?
Well let’s rewind and think of it like a dream job search.
Now it’s your turn.
If I do this for a rabbit, imagine what resourceful, one-of-a-kind bespoke coaching I offer my clients.
Bottom line is if you want to find an amazing job that is your perfect fit, you might need me to help you achieve it.
Are you ready to book now to secure your coaching place for the new year or will you sit there on New Year’s Eve like you did last year making a resolution that this is the year you will chase your dreams?