If you really want your yard to stand out of the crowd you, you should be looking for gourd bird houses for sale. Such houses are not very popular, however, they look really outstanding and come in all kinds of colors and designs. If you have never had a bird house before, perhaps a gourd house will seem strange to you at first, but in the end it looks really amazing and you will probably appreciate it. Gourd bird houses are not very easy to find. They are not available in your nearest pet store. Usually they are handmade and will cost a lot more than the regular wooden houses.
Gourd bird houses can be made on your own. On the Internet you will find special gourds for making a bird house. At the same there are hollow gourds sold together with kits to make your gourd house creation even easier. Remember, that gourd houses might be very interestingly designed and even somewhat functional, but they are made of natural materials and will eventually become useless. At the same time the gourd house is quite hard to clean. Accordingly, they are more often used for decorative purpose than for actual bird housing.
If you are wondering about how to make gourd bird houses you should browse some information online. There is not much information about the matter, but you can find some. At first you will need to find a place to buy a gourd suitable for a house. It would be better to start out with a ready to use gourd, which is already hollow. It is a pretty hard job taking the insides out of the gourd without damaging it. It will require some skill. So, get an already hollow gourd and all you will need to do is decorate it and add a chain or a string to hang it up.