Our weaner pigs have been growing pretty quickly so it was time for them to have some more permanent accommodation. Their first house was this hastily built hay bale house. It worked out really well with great insulation and it was very easy to build and expand. All we needed was some old bales of hay (courtesy of Nick and Louise down the road) and some baling twine for reinforcement.
When they started knocking it down (and without the help of a big bad wolf) I made them this house of…not sticks, but close…wood.
It’s a really simple design – just a lean-to on skids with a roof. We can tow it around with the quad bike as we move the pigs around their woodland enclosure. Best of all, I used left over timber from the stables fit-out and some old tin lying around, making it a zero cost project. Here are the wee porkers exploring their new home. Judging by the effort required to rouse them in the morning, I’d say they were pretty happy with it.