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Tweedy Bird House handmade by artist David Bruce ($50 at Seed in Des Moines). Birds of a feather will flock together in  this traditional single-family birdhouse with curb appeal. Wood with a metal roof—and great views!
Tweedy Bird House handmade by artist David Bruce ($50 at Seed in Des Moines). Birds of a feather will flock together in this traditional single-family birdhouse with curb appeal. Wood with a metal roof—and great views!
Why rent when you can own one of these unique floor plans? Wild Woolies natural wool felt birdhouses, handmade in Nepal by  fair trade artisans using sustainable materials ($29 at Accents & Interiors in Urbandale). “Blue Bird” and “Wacky Bird” are pictured, but there are  many more styles. I looked for so long, I forgot where I parked my car.
Why rent when you can own one of these unique floor plans? Wild Woolies natural wool felt birdhouses, handmade in Nepal by fair trade artisans using sustainable materials ($29 at Accents & Interiors in Urbandale). “Blue Bird” and “Wacky Bird” are pictured, but there are many more styles. I looked for so long, I forgot where I parked my car.

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J Schatz glossy stoneware Egg Birdhouse in bittersweet  orange ($155 at jschatz.com). Available in seven colors, this birdhouse is suitable for chickadees, wrens and smaller birds. Sorry, robins ...
J Schatz glossy stoneware Egg Birdhouse in bittersweet orange ($155 at jschatz.com). Available in seven colors, this birdhouse is suitable for chickadees, wrens and smaller birds. Sorry, robins …
The housing market is definitely on the rebound! Tweet Tweet Home black and white recyclable birdhouse ($13.95 at Wicker and the Works in West  Des Moines). Assembly needed, but don’t worry. It’s easy; a few sips of wine and you’ll be done.
The housing market is definitely on the rebound! Tweet Tweet Home black and white recyclable birdhouse ($13.95 at Wicker and the Works in West Des Moines). Assembly needed, but don’t worry. It’s easy; a few sips of wine and you’ll be done.
Loll Designs cube birdhouses ($79 at lolldesigns.com).  Made of 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene (think plastic milk jugs), these birdhouses are “designed by humans with birds in mind.” Pictured in leaf, sunset and sky. P.S. The people who work at Loll Designs (based in Duluth, Minn.) call themselves Lollygaggers. Fun place!
Loll Designs cube birdhouses ($79 at lolldesigns.com). Made of 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene (think plastic milk jugs), these birdhouses are “designed by humans with birds in mind.” Pictured in leaf, sunset and sky. P.S. The people who work at Loll Designs (based in Duluth, Minn.) call themselves Lollygaggers. Fun place!

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