This Birdhouse Tile Makes The Most Of Your Roof

This charming little roof tile is designed to encourage bird populations in urban areas — but its charm lies in the way it makes the most of an often-neglected space.

Dreamt up by Klaas Kuiken, the birdhouse is built atop a standard roof tile so it can be fastened to plenty of roofs. The top of the house is attached to the tile with a special glue which makes it resistant to extreme temperatures so that it does not come loose in the winter, but once inside a bird will find its home is actually rather roomy.

That's because there's a gap in the standard tile on which the house is built, through which birds gain entry to a larger living space — a basket, sunken into the roof below. Fortunately, Klaas Kuiken claims the basket is bird proof, so the critters won't get into your home. Klaas Kuiken has just finished producing the first batch of 100 birdhouses, and they can pre-ordered by emailing directly.

[Klaas Kuiken via Design Boom]


Comments

    Nice idea! The pitch of the roof would have to be right, though... looks steeper than the Australian average from the photo, no doubt made for European snowy climates.

    Your roof being infested with bird mites would certainly lessen the charm !

    Yet another Gizmodo.com.au article oblivious to the .au bit. 40 degrees in most of the country yesterday, the only birds in this if it was on my roof would have been rather crispy and their eggs hard boiled.

      Could be a cheap source of pre cooked eggs.. :)

    The last thing I want is to encourage birds to be nesting on, near, or around my roof

    I think it would add a lovely bouquet of bird droppings to accent any dull looking roof.

    Great idea if you have a rainwater tank too - makes it even easier to fill it with bird shit...

    When I saw this article I thought I had accidentally clicked on the Fabsugar link at the bottom of the page.

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