The original handfelted birdhouse! Made for wren, common all over North America. Hang outdoors in a protected area (on a porch) where wrens like to nest. Includes clean-out hole. Even better for indoor décor! Use as a piggy bank, tooth fair house, etc. A fun and educational gift that sells in any kind of store. Made in Nepal with sustainably-harvested water resistant sheep wool, jute hanging cord & bamboo perch.
Size: 9"h x 7.5"l x 4"w
Country Stable Birdhouse
Do Birds Really Go Inside? YES! Small birds such as wrens, nuthatches and chickadees use them as a safe place to nest and rest. Birds such as titmice may also pull parts of the body to take the wool to add to their nests.
How Long Will It Last Outside? If hung in a protected outdoor area, such as under a porch roof, our birdhouses will last for years and years. If placed in direct sun, colors will begin to gently fade over 2-3 months, but they will retain their shape for more than a year in fully exposed weather. Of course, it will last indefinitely indoors! What About Rain or Snow? Wild Woolies Birdhouses are made of water repellent sheep’s wool. Moisture from rain or snow will wick through the felt and around the nest. Once the rain stops, the birdhouse will air-dry since wool naturally breathes. Also, wool is thermal; cool in summer and warm in winter!
How Do I Clean It Out? It’s easy to remove old twigs and nesting materials from the handy clean-out hole in the base or through the entry hole. If the outside becomes soiled, a good brushing is usually all that’s needed. If it becomes stained, work the spot with water and mild soap, then rinse and air dry. Do not put into a washing machine or dryer.
Are the Materials ‘Sustainable’? These birdhouses are made with sustainably-harvested materials including natural sheep’s wool, a crocheted jute hanging cord and a hand-carved bamboo perch. All work is done by hand.
What Makes It ‘Fair Trade’? These felt birdhouses are made by artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal, who are paid a fair wage and work in a clean, safe and environmentally-responsible workplace that meets international social compliance standards. Management promotes the development of skills and abilities of the artisans, most of whom are women.