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Clay Birdhouse Shingles Turn Your Roof Into a Roost

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On November 2, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Green Products,Innovation | 3 Comments

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Don’t have cash for rooftop solar panels but still want a green roof? Dutch designer Klaas Kuiken [2] has a solution: rooftop tile birdhouses. Kuiken explains, “Nowadays birds [3] 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 [4] would sell quickly in eco-savvy neighborhoods. What do you think — would you put one of these on your roof?

+ Klaas Kuiken [2]

Via Treehugger [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/02/clay-birdhouse-shingles-turn-your-roof-into-a-roost/birdhouse-roof/

[2] Klaas Kuiken: http://blog.reflexdeco.fr/2010/10/klaas-kuiken/

[3] birds: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21585

[4] birdhouses: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/30/birdhouse-lamp-by-inke-heiland-made-from-salvaged-french-oak/

[5] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/turn-your-roof-into-a-neighborhood-for-needy-birds.php?campaign=th_rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

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