Ounsley and her family live on a 6-acre property in the countryside of Yorkshire, England. Three years ago, Ounsley pursued her dream of building a cat hotel. Doing so wasn't an easy task - the first hurdle was getting building approval.
"We requested to build a new state-of-the-art facility," Ounsley said. "Under-floor heating, double glazing and a luxury finish. Our planning application was refused, and we had to go through a long and frustrating appeals procedure. Nothing quite like this had been built before, so planners and licensing authorities were scratching their heads. It didn't fit the standard cattery design."