Now the birds have their own luxury house thanks to John Looser, a Dave’s Garden member. We can call this building bird castles in the sky, luxury bird condominiums, birds mansions or bird palace but for the birds this is their home.
John Looser was interested in woodworking from a young age. He began building homes for people when he was only 15. His life was full of woodworking and homebuilding. Unfortunately, before John was 40 years old, an accident at work left him unable to continue building. After a few years of depression and lifelessness he thought maybe he could still do some woodworking on a smaller scale. Then he came up with the idea of building Extreme Birdhouses.
John has built 46 Extreme Birdhouses for some 7 years of dealing with this creative job. His first birdhouse was only about 16 inches square with 6 bird apartments and John kept it for himself. The largest one is nine feet by nine feet. This bigest house weighs over 500 pounds, has 32 dormers, 14 different roofs and 103 bird apartments. Some have other fun features including swimming pools (bird baths) in the roof. He spent almost two years working on his favorite (and largest) birdhouse, but most of them require between two days and six weeks to build.
The price goes from $200 to $2,500 for this natural, rustic designed bird palace. If you have a feathered friends, wouldn’t be lovely if you provide them such a luxury home? [Extreme Birdhouses]