Since moving in with Connie the now two cat household needed a new option when it came to where the kitty little box resides. Though both Colby and Alley are indoor only a previous owner of the house installed a pet door that I had a plan to again put to use. With some spare wood in the garage, some leftover castors from some Ikea shelves, a few hinges and wire mesh from the hardware store, and a little unused blue paint I created my first outdoor kitty enclosure.
My idea was to put the little box in a place to better prevent sand from being tracked all through the house but also to give the cats a fun place to hang outside. I based the dimensions of the enclosure off our 18 inch wide kitty box. It had to allow us easy access to clean it and a comfortable area the cats could do their business. I also measured the bigger of the two cats (my boy Colby) for approx walking height (~12 inches) and sitting height (~14 inches) to make sure there was room for both of them to navigate and possibly add in a pedestal where they could lounge all while not sticking out too much into a path running along side the house.
The photos below show what I came up with to meet all those requirements and hopefully beat most of the elements in our fairly protected backyard.