Gallery: Clay Birdhouse Shingles Turn Your Roof Into a Roost


Don’t have cash for rooftop solar panels but still want a green roof? Dutch designer Klaas Kuiken has a solution: rooftop tile birdhouses. Kuiken explains, “Nowadays birds are not welcome under roof tiles anymore, so they lost a beautiful nest place. Placing a house on top of a roof tile [creates] a nice place for a bird’s nest.” The designer’s work is purely conceptual for now, but we imagine that these beautiful clay birdhouses would sell quickly in eco-savvy neighborhoods. What do you think — would you put one of these on your roof?

+ Klaas Kuiken

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  1. Matthew Weinreb April 19, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Lovely idea but only on the north facade. On the south those clay bird houses would become clay ovens!

  2. gers32 November 5, 2010 at 4:28 am

    If he makes them compatible with the type of tiles we have in France, I would love to put a few up on my roof.

  3. chez bloom November 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Cutest thing ever! Love the look love the function!

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