DIY: Minimalist Gourd Birdhouse


If mod is your style but dropping $150 on a birdhouse doesn't do it for you, here's an awesome, green alternative. Courtesy of two straight lines comes this great DIY project: take a gourd, drill a hole in it, hollow it out, slap some no-VOC paint on it, add a branch and call it good. Inspired by this minimalist house at design*sponge, the gourd version offers a nice green upgrade to the polystyrene material -- would you want to live in a plastic house? Didn't think so -- and a really clever use of materials. If hollowing your own gourd doesn't sound like much fun, don't fret; you can get one here for about $10. ::two straight lines via ::design*sponge