Lots of people, me too, like to live in a nice house. For most people the interior is even more important than the exterior. Should that also apply to birds? Most birdhouses are straightforward with a small square interior, made from wood and a simple pointed roof. But I bet that the houses you’re seeing here are not quite what you would expect of a birdhouse.
Birdhouses as piece of art
Last week when I was searching the web for upcycle design I came across the birch-log coffee table and some other things for a garden. And so it happened that I stumbled upon creations made by artist Brian Carlisle, founder of GadgetSponge. He started making these unique and stunning upcycle design birdhouses in 2010.
“I’m all about repurposing and upcycling. My philosophy is to give one of my pieces a lifetime at least twice as long as the intended time of its parts. I always try to create things that haven’t been done before and bring to you one-of-a-kind creations every time.”
Well, one-of-a-kind they surely are. They are small pieces of upcycle art that are almost too beautiful to put outdoors. You wouldn’t think that they were made for birds. All birdhouses are primarily decorative but can be used outdoors.
“All of my ‘found object’ creations are custom pieces. There will never be another piece exactly like it because my found parts dictate what the end result will be. All of my birdhouses are weatherproof and fully built with the idea that birds could dwell in them. But be sure that the house is placed, hung or mounted in a covered or shaded place to prevent the house from getting too hot or too cold. I try to use all ‘found’ parts in hopes to recycle items and extend their life and keep them away from landfills. I guess you could call them “green birdhouses.”
Photos © GadgetSponge
Of course do birds ‘deserve’ a steampunk like design, although it also would look great indoors.