Even Birds Are Going Green

This is a really simple concept but one I want like yesterday. The Solar Birdhouse is exactly what it says. The roof has a solar panel that charges a small battery. At sunset a sensor turns on the illuminated perch, creating a whimsical glow in your garden and hopefully makes it easier for your birdies to get home. The entire thing is made out of gorgeous meranti wood and measures 7.1 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches.

Designer: Studio OOOMS

32 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    cool

  • sk says:

    I hope it comes with a on/off button for the birds.
    Otherwise it will be hard to sleep.

  • Radhika Seth says:

    One of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

  • confucius says:

    Bit of research, Birds don’t fly at night- can’t see and all, so they make sure they’re home before dark.
    And I think someones forgetting the point that birds can migrate from country to country sometimes over 10’000 km to exactly the same breeding ground as last year. Fluffy ain’t gonna have a problem getting itself home from the park down the road…
    just a thought.

    • Jimmy C says:

      You can't seriously be saying you think birds are night blind. That's simply ludicrous. Besides, it's not only for the birds. It's for people too. It's supposed to be aesthetic.

    • Jimmy C says:

      You can't seriously be saying you think birds are night blind. That's simply ludicrous. Besides, it's not only for the birds. It's for people too. It's supposed to be aesthetic.

  • Anders says:

    This idea is really cute. Although it won’t help birds find their way home, it will make the birds fat. The light will undoubtedly attract a vast number of bugs and insect, making way for an easy meal. 🙂

  • Luke says:

    Hurray! Another superfluous source of light pollution that pretends to be eco-friendly by flaunting a solar panel.

    • Jimmy C says:

      Light pollution is really not pollution at all. And don't be overdramatic, that thing's probably smaller than my index finger.

    • Jimmy C says:

      Light pollution is really not pollution at all. And don't be overdramatic, that thing's probably smaller than my index finger.

  • belle says:

    Perches on this type and size of birdhouse are more of a hazard than a help: small birds do not need perches; instead, predators and larger competing species use them to aid in their harassment/invasion attempts (and of course successes). Redesign for a known species. Research before development.

    Very lame in many crucial ways. A solid F.

    • Jimmy C says:

      Yeah, because a predator really needs something to stand on to try to break into a hole he won't even fit in in the first place. It's a BIRDHOUSE for Pete's sake, there's nothing that needs to be crucial about it.

  • Carl says:

    bit sceptical about the gimmik here.

  • Carl says:

    why not test it to see if it works, will birds use it?

  • Another completer waste of natural resources and a candidate for RecycleBill’s Stupid Designer Award

  • ed wood says:

    This is design masturbation in its worst!

    Create and “solve” problem that doesn’t exist:
    Birds don’t have a problem to find the nest.
    Birds don’t fly in the night as they sleep. Artificial light makes it worst.

    Using solar panel where unnecessary is bold waste of the resources – the panels were manufactured and shipped from China. Even if they hide behind words “solar, green, ecological, etc..”
    Also, I am sure that birds would be excited about using meranti wood imported half way thru the world from Malaysia.

    Unecessary product with zero added value and huge carbon footprint. This is design at its worst.

    Please leave birdhouses construction for kids. They do it better and use local materials like old wooden boxes or waste material. The whole point of birdhouse is NOT to provide accomodation to birds. They can manage without those birdhouses completely.

    Kids build birdhouses for two reasons: to learn basic crafts skills and to learn something about nature.

    This “design” is exactly what overexcited kid would build if got spare money to spend.

    • Jimmy C says:

      No, design at it's worst would be if people listened to critics like you who think the Stone Age was fine and dandy. Find a different site for your opinions if you're not going to at least suggest something better.

  • PLT says:

    Finally… a smart and economical solution for a problem that has existed for years. Now a bird can find its way back home after a long evening out. I’m impressed. Congratulations on a winner!

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