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25+Free Rabbit Hutch Plans You Can DIY Within A Weekend

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Easy to follow rabbit hutch plans will enable you to create a DIY safe house for raising rabbits. These free DIY rabbit hutch plans range from simple, inexpensive functional hutches to elaborate and detailed hutches. Select from any one of these 25 free building plans that will show you how to build a rabbit hutch within a weekend.

  1. Two Story

This two-story bunny hutch will provide attractive living quarters for one or two bunnies. The bottom story is for playing, the top story is for sleeping, eating and easy human access.

two-story bunny hutch

  1. Indoor Bunny Cage

This DIY build will create bunny cages suitable for raising rabbits indoors. Climate control provided from an indoor space makes raising rabbits a lucrative business.

Indoor Bunny Cage

  1. Indoor Rabbit Hutch

Perfect to place in a child’s room as a home for Easter bunnies. Two story indoor rabbit hutch looks like a piece of high-end furniture, yet takes up minimal floor space in the room.

Indoor Rabbit Hutch

  1. House and Run

Download these free rabbit hutch plans and get yours built this weekend. Two story hutch with bottom run and attractive exterior design.

free rabbit hutch plans

  1. Small Rabbit Hutch

Lightweight and portable, these free DIY plans show you how to build a small rabbit hutch that will house 3-6 small bunnies. Move this DIY outdoor hutch every other day to a new grassy location and keep your rabbits well fed and thriving.

Small Rabbit Hutch

  1. Rabbit Condo

Building a rabbit hutch could not be easier than this and the finished result is an attractive indoor rabbit condo. Three stories of living space provide rabbit(s) with plenty of room and the mesh front provides you with uninhibited views of bunny.

indoor Rabbit Condo

  1. Outdoor Rabbit Houses

Just the right DIY rabbit hutch for the serious breeder. Building design makes these wire hutches easy to access and clean. Rabbits are kept safe and out of the elements.

Outdoor Rabbit Houses

  1. A-Frame

These free plans show you how to build an A-frame style home for bunnies. This homemade rabbit cage is inexpensive and has a low profile so it won’t obstruct outdoor views.

how to build an A-frame style home for bunnies

  1. PVC Rabbit Hutch

This DIY rabbit hutch is built with PVC pipe for lightweight durability. This outdoor rabbit hutch is easy to customize to fit your space and needs.

PVC Rabbit Hutch

  1. Rolling Hutch

When portability is a priority, this easy DIY build meets the need. Compact, lightweight and on wheels, these free plans will have you rolling your rabbits around to fresh grass by the end of the weekend.

easy DIY build

  1. Free Rabbit Hutch

Transform discarded wooden pallets into a functional rabbit hutch for free with these building plans. Keep rabbits safe in these free rabbit hutches and recycle old wood at the same time.

Free Rabbit Hutch

  1. Slant Roof

Attractive and built for outdoors, this slant roof rabbit hutch design keep rain and snow from pooling on the roof. Door and wire access provides easy front access to the hutch for maintenance.

rabbit hutch design

  1. Automatic Poop Collector

The least favorite part of having animals is having to clean up their poop. These free building plans will show you how to build a large outdoor bunny hutch that automatically collects the poop. No scoop poop is deposited in a bucket and ready for garden use.

Automatic Poop Collector

  1. Cheap Rabbit Hutch

Step by step instructions walk you through this inexpensive build in less than one weekend. Basic design is functional, inexpensive and will keep rabbits safe and happy.

Cheap Rabbit Hutch

  1. Rabbit Hotel

This easy to build rabbit hotel is kid friendly and provides plenty of space for a growing rabbit family. Separate ‘rooms’ in the rabbit hotel help to keep the peace during times of family squabbles.

Rabbit Hotel

  1. Large Rabbit Hutch

These free plans are perfect for those with several pet rabbits or for those in the rabbitry business. Large, roomy outdoor hutch provide the living space and breathing room that healthy rabbits require.

Large Rabbit Hutch

  1. Front Opening Hutch

These free plans will show you how to build a front opening rabbit hutch. The entire front of the hutch opens downward to provide easy access to rabbits and for interior cleaning.

Front Opening Hutch

  1. Rabbit Run

Rabbits need a place to hop around and get exercise, these free plans will enable you to build a safe run so your rabbits can move about freely. The wire enclosure keeps rabbits safe while they are outdoors.

Rabbit Run

  1. Triangle Hutch

These free building plans will show you how to build a lightweight triangle hutch that is portable. Move the hutch every couple of days to provide fresh grass for rabbits and so they can leave a ‘deposit’ on the soil for you.

free building plans

  1. 3-Section Hutch

Watch this YouTube video for detailed instructions for building a 3-section, off-ground rabbit hutch. Easy plans provide both video and written instructions for building a durable rabbit hutch.

3-Section Hutch

  1. Above Ground Hutch

This large, above ground rabbit hutch provide easy access to the rabbits and to their natural fertilize. Above ground homes also keep predators from attacking rabbits.

Above Ground Hutch

  1. Suspended Wire Cage

Great design to build when ground space is at a premium. These DIY wire cages can be suspended from the side of any structure to house rabbits safely and securely.

Suspended Wire Cage

  1. Sectional Rabbit Hutch

Separation is a good thing when rabbits are producing more little bunnies than you know what to do with, and this sectional design provides the needed separation. One DIY rabbit hutch, several sections. Over-population stopped.

DIY rabbit hutch

  1. Weekend Homestead

Build it in a weekend, provide housing for rabbits for years. Wire door fronts provide easy access to rabbits and the above ground hutch keeps rabbits safe from predators.

above ground hutch

  1. Portable Homestead

This hutch and run provide a portable homestead for rabbits. Lightweight structure is easy to move so rabbits can always feast on fresh grass.

portable homestead for rabbits.

Here are some more plans for making a beautiful home for bunnies.

http://fmicrofarm.blogspot.co.id/2012/02/diy-rabbit-cage-rack-tutorial.html

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/08/the-bunny-condo.html

Dresser to Bunny Hutch!

http://www.woodworkingsiteonline.com/free-rabbit-hutch-woodworking-plan.html

http://house-for-rabbit.blogspot.com/2013/01/build-rabbit-hutch-plans.html

22 Responses

  1. shadrack maiyo
    shadrack maiyo at |

    thnks for your teaching and keep it up.

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  2. Carl
    Carl at |

    Hello,
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this information.! I just bought two rabbits that I am keeping indoors for now. My plan is to move them outdoors but I need cages built first. I’m an older semi-disabled man. I have wanted to raise rabbits for many years but when I was working I did not really have the time and energy. I worked for 35 years at the same job. With rabbits I’m hoping to lower my food bill, fertilize my garden, and maybe make a little money selling them. I am not counting on making money but it will be nice if that happens.

    I had the opportunity to raise rabbits when I was a kid. My Aunt Rosina had given us a nice well made hutch that had 4 living areas. I was never able to convince my parents to buy a couple of rabbits. We lived on a farm too. Dad was the farmer and he said rabbits were a waste of money and labor. Dad was also the gardener. Looking back I am surprised he did not get them just for fertilizing our garden.

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    1. Athena
      Athena at |

      Carl, I was wondering, do you still have that hutch, or at least the design for it, I am curious to know what it looks like.

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    2. mandy smith
      mandy smith at |

      i certainly agree, we have 7 adults and 5 babies which we are currently hand-rearing as they were orphaned at 2 weeks,,,and have never had such a healthy garden as we do now, deep green lush thick grass, and all down to natural bunny fertilizer.

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  3. Ronni
    Ronni at |

    Just remember that their pads are very delicate and you should always have a grip-able surface.. sooo NOT WIRE, the wire can damage their pads! So keeping them in the air in little tiny cages is not cool they need at least 4x their body hop to move around and be happy in. Treat your rabbits right folks!

    Some really great designs in here and some really iffy ones as well. Research before you build!

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    1. Maryann Farrell
      Maryann Farrell at |

      Hi, I agree. It’s very cruel not to give a rabbit or rabbits enough room to run and do their binky jumps every morning. I have two holland lops who live indoors. They have a 3 x6 area and when one is not in the pen the other is. I keep them separated because their bond broke. I always let them have their turns loose in the house. Every morning when It’s the one bunnies turn to come out, he hops in the air and runs back and forth for at least 20 minutes. He’s saying I’m so happy to get out of the pen and run and stretch. Rabbits natural habitat is lots if free run space. Please give your rabbit/rabbits at least a 2x5x 2 ft. high area to run, at least. And always let them out to stretch. You’ll notice the more they’re out the friendlier they are and happier. Please be nice to your buns, they’re smarter than most people realize.

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  4. Lesley
    Lesley at |

    Rabbits need exercise and space so if they do spent a lot of time in their hutch it is vital they have space to move!!

    Like Ronni said the one with the wire flooring is completely wrong for rabbits! They need to be able to hop at least 3 times from one end to the other. They should also be able to stretch upwards.

    Please do not just leave your rabbit in their hutch. They need a run at least! They are intelligent and curious creatures. Please research before getting a rabbit they are not just a pet you leave in the hutch that people assume.

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    1. Maryann farrell
      Maryann farrell at |

      Hi, please do your research folks . Rabbits are amazing intelligent animals if given the chance. People think their stupid, because they lock them in a tiny pen their entire life and never get to know them. I Afopted another rabbit last week. She spent 4 years in a 2x 3 pen indoors. When I brought her home she hid under my bed for hours. I finally got her out. When she realized I wasnt putting her back in her cage. She started to relax. It’s been one week since getting to know her. She circles me every time I enter the room. She thumps her feet when ever my dog comes in the room. She thumps to warmenof danger, because she sees my little Pomeranian as danger and she is protecting me. After one week she follows me all around and nudges me. She knows her name and comes running when I call her.

      My point is. Rabbits are wonderful and loving when given the chance. Keeping a rabbit in a 2×3 pen for their entire life. Is like you living in your bedroom for your entire life and never moving or experiencing anything new or different. You’ll only feel, see and know the people and things you can see from a tiny, limited view area. How happy would you be? How social would you be? You would go mad. Rabbits locked in small cages outside are even worse. Zero degrees and high winds while your sitting in front of a fireplace. I couldn’t live with myself if my rabbit were in those conditions.
      I hope our future holds more knowledge, love and care for animals. It would make this world a better place hands down.
      In my area alone. Their are 4,625 rabbits up for adoption in a 100 mile radius. The same reason is given for their surrender 90% of the time. The rabbit needs more care than I realized. Is the resin given so many times. Never get a pet unless you do your research. There no excuse in the age of technology and 100’s of rabbit care sites and rabbit rescues. Don’t make an impulse purchase. Rabbits are a TEN YEAR COMMITMENT.

      Thanks for letting me share my feelings.

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      1. Lee
        Lee at |

        Just thot I’d say Rabbits DON’T survive on vegetables and fruits alone!
        Their diet is mostly hay with some pellets, depending on your rabbit’s weight.
        They are fed vegetables but it is not the main thing in the diet.
        Fruits are only to be given as a treat, because the high sugar content can led to problems for your rabbit.

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  5. Heather Petersen
    Heather Petersen at |

    First of all, I like the good hutch plans. They are very cool. I do wish you would have added a run plan. Maybe you can do that in another article…?

    I keep bunnies and breed them. I do not eat them, as I see them as pets. I bought some really expensive cages for them, but I’m actually going to build underground cages! These are somewhat like the ones some rabbit breeders built in Egypt. They are very inexpensive and the bunnies will love them!

    I only noticed one incorrect part of your article. The hutch on number 6 that you showed us cannot hold six small rabbits. At the very most, it can hold two. I know this because I keep rabbits, but others may not. I encourage you to change this before you get hate mail from PETA affiliates.

    When it comes to flooring, rabbits do not need solid floors. As long as the owner places a tile or some hard cardboard in the cage as a place to rest, the rabbit will not contract sore hocks. Many people assume that wire-bottomed cages offer no respite from this disease, but when there is a resting place, the rabbit will be fine.

    Thanks for the cool article, loved all the great plans for cages!

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  6. Kathi
    Kathi at |

    #12 looks a lot like the hutch we had for our rabbit when I was a child. I’ve given up on rabbits now though; it’s too hard to keep them alive in an Oklahoma summer. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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  7. Rhonda
    Rhonda at |

    It is very hard to find acceptable hutches for sale where we are and there are no carpenters in our family. We live in Alaska and our daughter has had two dwarf Holland lops, the current lop is an active, happy little guy named Oscar. The pen we have is quite old and we are nursing it along but we want to replace it. We live in Alaska and the feed stores we have carry very few and they are tiny and low to the ground. The old pen is 2’x4.5’x2′ and sits high so it is easy to get into. We want one at least the same size, or bigger as Oscar loves to run and jump. We do take him out as much as possible and let him play supervised in a fenced area of our garden. in the winter this is more difficult with the deep snow, hence we are searching hard for a good hutch replacement. No one makes them here and what I see people using are way too small as they are buying the inadequate ones that are available. I am now looking for a carpenter to build a hutch for us. That’s not easy either. We have lots of rabbits around and I find it odd that hutches are so difficult to find. Your article is helpful in providing information i will need in getting a hutch built when I find someone to build it! Thank you and thank you also for ‘listening’!

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    1. Dick Catten
      Dick Catten at |

      Hi there. I can’t help you physically build the hutch but nearly everyone has the skill to build a simple hutch if they just take their time and pay attention to what they are doing. Aside from the materials(wood and chicken wire) you will need an inexpensive hand saw, a speed square, tape measure, drill and some screws.
      I know that the task may be daunting at first but I know that you can handle it if you tried.
      If you have any questions at all I would be glad to answer you directly if you just reply here. I would be glad to help!

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  8. James Williams
    James Williams at |

    Thank you for the designs, I’m sitting on the fence right now trying to decide whether just to buy a prebuilt rabbit hutch or build one myself. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Max
    Max at |

    any plans of hutches for heavy rain area?

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  10. mandy smith
    mandy smith at |

    we have two indoor rabbits and five outdoor rabbits( not including five orphans we are currently hand-rearing), All our bunnies have access to an incredibly large back garden, the outdoor Buns primarily live in the shed that’s been given over to them for warmth and shelter, and the two indoor Buns have free run of our home, going outdoors via the cat flap whenever they feel the need. I’d like to think they were very happy, they’re certainly healthy with all the space they have to run about in, plus the added advantage as they fertilize the garden.

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  11. Bernard Gilbert
    Bernard Gilbert at |

    Very very helpful.

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  12. Whitney Abrams
    Whitney Abrams at |

    I breed hypoallergenic rabbits, in small quantities.

    Wire bottom cages are safe for rabbits IF they have a place to rest that is not wire bottomed. I have a smaller breed that, to many, does well in 24×24 cages. Mine are in 24×36, and the ones I am building are 18″ high so they can have a shelf. Wire bottom cages allow for more sanitary conditions, meaning a healthier rabbit.

    Toys are great for rabbits to keep them entertained while in their cage. We have wood kids stacking blocks and large mouth canning rings.

    The biggest thing you can do is make sure your bunny’s house (cage) is clean, they have plenty of food/hay for their needs, they have fresh liquid water 24/7, and daily love from you.

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  13. Malachi
    Malachi at |

    Is the 17) The Top Latch Wooden Rabbit Hutch Plan free to get it

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