Rabbit hutch plans

Before you start

This is the original metric version of the plan (millimetres/centimetres). See also Rabbit hutch plans : Imperial (feet/inches).

Free rabbit hutch plans

This rabbit hutch can be moved around your lawn to give your bunnies fresh grass and stop them doing permanent damage by eating one spot down too much. This is a compact design, ideal for urban backyards. The way the enclosed house is elevated of the ground creates extra room in the cage. You will find that your rabbits like to sit under the shelter of their house on hot days, and when it is raining.

Use our list of materials to get as much organised before you start as possible, as this will help you avoid lots of trips into town.


Tip: When ordering timber, get the longest lengths possible. For example, getting two 5m lengths will result in less wastage (due to off cuts) than getting five 2m lengths. Of course it often depends on what you can fit on your car or trailer.


You can do most of the work for this rabbit hutch with just a hand saw and a hammer, but to make things easier you should have these tools at hand:

  • Hammer
  • Skill saw that can be set for angled cuts
  • Jigsaw
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil for marking cuts
  • Large ruler

Other materials

Note: The quantities of timber listed allow approximately 5% for wastage and off cuts.

  • 14.5 meters of 50mm by 50mm rough sawn timber
  • 9.5 meters of 50mm by 25mm rough sawn timber
  • One sheet of 7mm ply, at least 1200mm by 1200mm
  • Four medium-sized galvanized hinges
  • One swing-down style latch
  • One small gate latch
  • One 5 meter roll of 25mm wire mesh
  • 75mm galvanized jolt head nails
  • 50mm galvanized jolt head nails
  • 10mm galvanized staples
  • Construction adhesive
  • 30mm self-tapping screws