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Building Extreme Birdhouses

Today there are all sorts of extreme versions of things, but have you ever encountered extreme birdhouses?! In the September issue of More of Our Canada, John Looser of Belgrave, Ont., shared his crafty Canadian side with us. Read his story for more on how he builds these massive avian abodes, but in the meantime, here are some inspiring images of his creations!

To see even more of John’s work, visit his website: http://extremebirdhouse.com/

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Four Towers

Four Towers

This bird palace is made from 100 year old reclaimed barn wood. It has 4 towers, 6 balconies and 76 rooms.

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Mansard Style

Mansard Style

This mansard style house is made from white cedar. It has 19 rooms and a roof top pool.

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Waterloo

Waterloo

This 29 room home was inspired by a house in Waterloo Ontario. The wood is 100 years old.

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Bird Hotel

Bird Hotel

I got the idea for this bird hotel from the Wellington Hotel in Guelph Ontario. It has 82 rooms and a roof top pool.

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Nine Footer

Nine Footer

This is my largest birdhouse to date. It is 9 ft x 9 ft and has 103 rooms. The wood is 150 years old.

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Pairs of Birds

Pairs of Birds

This 7 ft tall birdhouse is made from 120 year old barn wood and it houses 36 pairs of birds.

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Heavenly Home

Heavenly Home

This was my first church style birdhouse. It is made from 120 year old reclaimed barn wood.

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Bird Chalet

Bird Chalet

This bird chalet is made from 100 year old barn wood.

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Avian Mansion

Avian Mansion

I built this 7 ft bird mansion for my son Jamie. It has more than 60 rooms and is made from 120 year old barn wood.

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Bird Palace

Bird Palace

This bird palace was one of the very first birdhouses built from 190 houses. The barn wood is hemlock.