Wren Houses

It is almost time for the Wrens to migrate back and we needed a couple new houses for them.  We usually have 6-8 Wren Houses scattered around the 2 acres and at least half are occupied each summer. Several of the older houses have fallen into disrepair and needed replacement.  We made these and decided to give them some personality.  

It is fun to watch them as they are very busy and very territorial especially when they have layed eggs.

These houses were simply built with 1/2" and 3/4" stock.  The joints were put together with Gorilla glue and 1" staples.


very whimsical, im sure the wrens will get a kick out of em 😂

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

We've got an assortment of them around here, they hide in the rosemarys.
Houses look great, assuming the wrens are not clown-phobic.

How do you site the houses? Buried in a tree, high/low, etc. Might have to make a few.
I site them in the open on trees and on my Gazebo usually 8-12 ft off the ground. I read that Wrens do not mind a little swinging motion and prefer the opening faced away from the prevailing winds.
GR8 JOB 😍😎👍


Nicely done.

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Gotta love someone that looks after the tiny, not top of the page wildlife. Great job, love the whimsy too. 

We feed and shelter a lot of songbirds, and a huge flock of &^$%*# blackbirds, Grackles suck, but they are part of the plan. Costs a small fortune, but they are right there outside of our Kitchen windows. My Wife treats them like fambly. Hats off to you for providing shelter, and nesting opportunity. 
Like those houses.