Yes, it really is a birdhouse! Small birds like wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice will find this the perfect size to nest in. Water dries quickly from the felted wool and a clean-out door at the bottom lets you remove old nesting materials. It also makes for charming indoor decor, or use as a Christmas tree topper or even a tooth fairy house. Handcrafted of natural sheep’s-wool in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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The birdhouse will last forever if used as indoor decoration, or when hung in a protected outdoor area such a porch (which is where wrens prefer to nest). If placed in direct sun, colors will begin to fade within a month as with any dyed fabric, but the opening and body will keep its shape for years even in the harshest weather. The sheep’s-wool body is naturally water repellent. Moisture from dew, rain or snow quickly dries in the open air. Wool is also naturally dirt and mold resistant. Generally, a good brushing is all that's needed. To remove stains, work the spot with mild soapy water, then rinse and air dry. Do not place in washing machine or dryer. If stored over winter, enclose in a sealed bag similar to other woolens to protect against moths. A clean-out door at the bottom lets you remove old nesting materials.
The birdhouse is very pretty and well made. I am using it indoor because I doubt it will survive the weather and normal bird use. But is a wonderful decoration.
My precious red birdhouse caught my daughter’s eye while visiting, so I gave her a darling blue birdhouse for her birthday. So charming!