Spring and summer mean countless hours outdoors tending to the garden, whipping up dinner on the grill, and doing a little bird-watching—all of which you can do in your own backyard. As you start shopping for charming outdoor décor pieces to brighten up your space even more, might we turn your attention to this fun vintage camper birdhouse?
The birdhouse comes from Etsy shop 1Man1Garage, which has nearly five out of five stars and over 56,000 sales. It has a retro design that was inspired by old photographs of a trailer the shop owner once had (a 1974 Scotty, for those who are curious). The birdhouse comes as a kit with the pieces delivered flat, so yes, you do have to put it together, but it comes with directions. All of the pieces snap together and you don’t need glue or any additional adhesive. However, if you’d like to add it, you certainly can.
Each vintage camper birdhouse kit comes with 40 parts, but don’t worry—that includes accessories to make the result personalized. You can add awnings on three sides and there are flowers to add to the two window boxes. To take it up another notch, there’s a welcome mat, flamingos, and a classic Weber-style grill, as well. The final birdhouse is about 9 inches long, 6 inches wide (with the awnings), and 5 inches tall.
Now here’s the fun part: Choosing the color. The Etsy shop offers a natural finish, meaning the light wood will be exposed. You can also opt for the natural wood plus colored pencils or paint so that you can truly make it your own creation. If you’re not feeling crafty, they’ll come colored for you in vintage blue, lilac purple, citrus orange, and candy pink, among others.
You can order the vintage camper birdhouse on Etsy for $25.60 to $36, depending on the finish. At that price, it’s no wonder that it has earned a spot on the handmade items site as a best-seller. The shop suggests adding a clear coating to help it last longer.
The top of the birdhouse has a loop so you can tie a string or rope to dangle from a tree. Your feathered friends will be able to get in and out through the entrance on the side (and you’ll be able to peek in through the various windows). We don’t know about you, but if we were birds, we’d absolutely scope out this birdhouse to live in, for very obvious reasons.
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