Prefab homes are all the rage in the eco-modern design world. Want to dabble in modern architecture and pre-fab homes? Why not start with a modern birdhouse?
In a recent post Get Busy Building Birdhouses, the plans are provided for making your own birdhouses/birdfeeders. While it is wonderful to create birdhouses from scratch, most people purchase their birdhouses. In the community I live in there are birdhouses that dot the landscape of many of my neighbors’ yards. Quite a few of these birdhouses were “won” at a special event. See, for many years I organized a birdhouse auction to benefit the arts in education programs in our local schools. Local artists would create one-of-a-kind homes and feeders for the birds and we would auction them off to the highest bird-loving bidder. Some were functional and others not. All were works of art, and we raised lots of funds to keep the arts alive in our schools. You can read an article that I wrote about the auction here.
Here is a stunning example of an auctioned off birdhouse from the Flights Of Fancy Birdhouse Fundraiser, created by Hudson Valley landscape artist, Mary Untalan:
Credit: Jay Dorin
I am a lover of modern design, and I’m currently in the market to add to my collection of modern birdhouses. Here are 10 uniquely modern and eco-friendly birdhouse designs that are up for consideration:
2. With this solar birdhouse, the sunlight feeds the solar panel, charging a small battery inside. At twilight the transparent stick lights up and casts a tiny light on your garden.
3. These handmade birdhouses sold at ETSY are created using organic, recycled, and upcycled materials when possible.
4. Simple design is good design. These concrete and wood birdhouses will protect its inhabitants against wind, weather, and enemies.
5. This chic pre-fab folding birdhouse gives our friends a birds-eye view.
6. The Atomic Birdhouse is finished with an eco-friendly soy based oil that protects against water, mildew, and UV rays.
7. This birdie restaurant looks like a yummy place to dine.
8. For under 10 dollars, this one will make those birds sing.
9. The birds will be lining up for this beauty.
10. Modern Case Study Birdhouses honor the building processes of mid-century modern architecture.
Main Image Credit: modernbirdhouses.com