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Amish Hand-Crafted Bird Houses

Updated on December 2, 2012

The Amish people have never lost their traditional skills in craftsmanship, and their hand-crafted bird houses are simply divine.

Sturdily built of the best and most hard-wearing materials, they are not only gorgeous to look at, they are extremely practical and functional, and birds simply love them.

Choose from a wide range of colors, designs and styles.

Amish hand-crafted bird houses are a much-wanted commodity in the today's frantic world, when we are all busy working really hard to make a living.

We want our hard-earned money to buy things that will last, not the plastic rubbish of the throwaway society.

Take some time out.

Sit, down, relax and watch the never-ending activity of our feathered friends flying here, there, and everywhere.

Listening to the delightful sounds of birdsong which, even in a busy city, can still be heard in our backyards.

Encourage those songbirds to nest by providing them with Amish rustic bird houses which are so well-made, they will last for years and years

Amish Country Collectible Wooden Birdhouse
Amish Country Collectible Wooden Birdhouse | Source

Amish Country Collectible hand-crafted bird house

This is a very simply designed, yet attractive, bird house.

It features a single small hole for access and a perch for mama bird to keep an eye on her chicks.

Some people say it is better to saw off any perches that come with birdhouses to deter bigger birds, but a bigger bird would not get through that small entrance hole anyway.

This Amish bird house measures roughly 6.5" x 6.25" x 8.5" which is plenty of room for one family of small songbirds.

Along the roof are hooks to allow you to hang this birdhouse from a tree or even from the eaves of your house, or it can be fixed onto a tree trunk or house wall.

It is important to situate bird houses in area that will not get direct sun all day, and which has the shelter of trees and bushes nearby.

The entrance hole should always face downwind of the prevailing winds for shelter.

This would also make a wonderful gift for someone with a garden or backyard in which to place it.

front view of the Amish Handcrafted Bird House and Garden Window Observatory
front view of the Amish Handcrafted Bird House and Garden Window Observatory | Source
Rear view of this Amish birdhouse
Rear view of this Amish birdhouse | Source

This is really quite a novel idea. As you can see from the photos, the rear end this Amish bird house is open and fitted with suction cups.

You simply attach this to any exterior window on your house, preferably at the back of your home away from busy traffic, and everyone in your house can watch the whole marvellous process of the mother bird laying eggs, then hatching, and the babies getting fed and growing until they finally leave home.

What a superb idea this is, much better than watching the telly any day!

And how educational this is for children in your family, to watch the whole reproductive process of small birds being brought almost into the home.

Amish Handmade Solid Pine Acorn Bird House
Amish Handmade Solid Pine Acorn Bird House | Source

What a uniquely rustic idea! A bird house shaped like a giant acorn.

  • It has a single entrance hole for a family of birds.
  • It has a little perch outside the 'door'.
  • It comes fitted with hooks for hanging, or it can be attached to a tree, wall or post.
  • It weighs a hefty 4lbs (2 x bags of sugar)!
  • It measures 12"h x 6"w

Wherever you situate this, it will look great in any garden. An acorn bird house will fit into any theme you can think of, whether you have a fairy garden, a play garden, a wild and overgrown garden or if everything is neat and tidy.

This is a real eye-catcher that is solidly-constructed and our little feathered friends will adore their new home.

The back is removable for easy cleaning.

Bird houses should be thoroughly cleaned out once a year with a mixture of 1 part bleach to 10 parts of water, and dried and aired well before returning to its position to await the return of the birds in spring.

Amish Barn Bird House
Amish Barn Bird House | Source

An incredible amount of detail has gone into the making of this Amish hand-crafted bird house.

From all the arched windows along the sides, to the star on the roof.

This really is luxury quarters for your little avian friends, that they will love as much as you.

  • It measures 19"high x 18"wide x 8"deep so is a substantial size.
  • It weighs 14lbs.
  • There are 2 entrance hole, each measuring 1.25", which is perfect for the smallest birds.
  • There are two nesting boxes inside.
  • It sits on a river of pebbles.
  • The back wall opens for easy cleaning.
  • The exterior is painted in a toxic-free paint
  • the structure is entirely made of wood.
  • It can be erected on to a 4" x 4" post, not provided.

The 1.25" openings are perfect for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, wrens, downy woodpeckers and any other small birds of a similar size.

To re-cap, Amish hand-crafted bird houses are made to last.

You will get years and years of enjoyment watching birds swoop into your yard or garden, nesting in the those beautifully designed boxes.

Made of top quality materials (as you can expect from the Amish people) our feathered friends will find themselves in a safe and secure environment, yet close to the madding crowd.

These bird houses are a pleasure to look at, even when the nesting season is over for the year, and taking them down and cleaning them out in preparation for the new season is the only maintenance they will ever need.


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    • Nautical Oceans profile image

      Nautical Oceans 2 years ago from South Wales UK

      These are great, ive learnt a lot from this article....thank you!

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      Isabel Melville 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I've just joined my local community gardens where they have an area set aside for attracting birds, with numerous rustic bird houses and plants and shrubs that birds like. They even have cctv set up inside one of the boxes to observe birds nesting (a couple of small birds have just started using it). They hope to teach school children in the area about the importance of encouraging birds into our gardens. Got to start off young to arouse enough interest in the plight of the birds.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nothing beats a good, well constructed bird house that they will USE. I have made several of my own out of cedar, which is bug resistant and will not rot. Nowadays, the birds need all the help that they can get.

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      Isabel Melville 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      My dad has a bird feeding take right outside his kitchen window, and you are right, it is so wonderful to watch the birds. I'm really tempted to buy myself a bird-house or two and I know the perfect tree to attach one to.

      Thanks for commenting :)

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      They are lovely bird houses, you are right so much of our modern life is full of plastic throw a way items- it is nice to see something that is quality. Whilst on holiday around christmas we watched the birds feeding, it is a totally relaxing experience and much cheaper than a spa day!