Send winter blues packing with this fun and functional, charming and intricately worked birdhouse. Handcrafted in Nepal from felted sheep’s-wool and designed to resemble a vintage camper, this birdhouse brings a touch of retro charm to porch or patio. Dew dries quickly from the naturally water-resistant wool, and a clean-out door at the bottom lets you remove old nesting materials. No nesting birds in your neighborhood? It also makes for charming indoor décor.
The 3/4 inch opening suits tiny birds like wrens and nuthatches, but it can be expanded to 1½ inches for bluebirds or tree swallows.
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. A clean-out door at the bottom lets you remove old nesting materials. Do not place in washing machine or dryer.