There is no end to what people will spend their money on. But I think we can all agree that $325K for a bird house is a bit much, even in the land of conspicuous consumption. However I guess when you can do it in a way where it also happens to create habitat for human beings as a fringe benefit, perhaps it might even be considered “green.”
More and more we see the attempt to create more natural environments for our homes that include ponds, streams and wooded areas that provide natural habitat for all those species of flora and fauna displaced by the obliteration of their natural habitat of ponds, streams and wooded areas deemed necessary in order to build the houses.
Sometimes it appears that we do things simply because we can
Anyway, in the first picture you can clearly see the $325,000 bird house (with accommodations for humans).
The fact that we should probably include “intention” in the discussion does nothing to alter the fact that it is still a $325,000 bird house.
In the next picture we can see the main entry provided for the birds—complete with the occasional 50cfm breeze to freshen the nest. We all know how important good ventilation is.
Of course there is also the “cosmetic” issue to consider.
Hopefully there was not too much of a learning curve for the sparrows to find materials that would stay put to create the nest—but perhaps the next generation will learn from this one.
Then again, perhaps not.
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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