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10 Stylish and Safe Modern Birdhouses

10 Stylish and Safe Modern Birdhouses

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:

Modern Birdhouses

1. Love these modern and minimalist birdhouses.

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 

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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2:46PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

I love these. I have been crafting some birdhouses of my own inspiration if anyone cares to check them out.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/nathandanials?ref=pr_shop_more

11:50PM PDT on May 18, 2011

Very unique! I used to use house blue prints and make bird houses to look like a home owners home. Same with campers and mobile homes.

4:03AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

thanks

3:24PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Very nice.

1:05PM PDT on Jun 18, 2010

They're beautiful! I can't wait to try and make one.

7:50AM PDT on Jun 8, 2010

Very nice. Where's my hammer?

5:43AM PDT on May 30, 2010

We might have to build a couple more houses...the lovely bluebirds just moved in, but the sparrows are confused!!

5:01PM PDT on May 27, 2010

Those are neat bird houses, I might build one for my little bird.

4:14AM PDT on May 26, 2010

Too cool, thanks for sharing this. I have just started feeding the birds and I love watching them rear their families.

7:05AM PDT on May 24, 2010

Gorgeous! :)

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