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wooden butterfly house

by Lynda and Jerry Glass $68.00
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Home on the Fly

Painted and shingled by hand, this whimsical butterfly house welcomes stunning delicate insects into your garden. Enjoy its retro shape and wavy vents for butterflies to sneak in and out of. The house's quality cypress construction will make it an attractive garden accent and warm invitation to butterflies for years to come. Handmade in Mississippi.



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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20887
Made from
copper, cypress wood
Measurements
8.5" L X 6" W X 12.75" H. Comes with 30" Mounting Stake.
Notes
Please note: Butterfly houses are meant to be used as garden decoration and are not guaranteed to attract butterflies to your yard. The cypress wood mounting stake is impervious to decay from rotting or insects, it is very simply threaded onto a female fitting on the house itself. No tools required!
  • the maker

Lynda and Jerry Glass

Lynda and Jerry Glass began their careers doing custom home construction in Mississippi. In 1992, they began making bird houses and selling them on Saturday mornings at small local craft shows. After a few years of small-scale success, they ended their human-oriented business, joined up with Jerry's brother Larry, and began focusing entirely on exquisite, imaginative bird, butterfly and ladybug dwellings.

Lynda and Jerry's team is as talented as they are eclectic. Jerry is primarily responsible for both structural and aesthetic design. James, a woodworker with many years of experience, cuts the precise, tiny boards and other shapes needed, using only select grade yellow cypress harvested following Forest Stewardship Council guidelines and upcycled from local furniture manufacturing leftovers. Bobby Gene hand-applies each unique, stone-washed shingle cut by the special machinery designed in-house for that purpose.

The Heartwood crew create their own boxes from post-consumer fiber reclaimed from local factories. They ship tens of thousands of wooden houses a year, all made without cutting a single tree.

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Wooden Butterfly House
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • At home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother (3), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Beautifully designed and well crafted

By 

from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

    This is a must for gardening. nature loving types. It's compact and requires no assembly or tools to put together and display. Super solid, quality design, very well made and downright gorgeous. Makes a wonderful addition to any garden or backyard in need of butterflies!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great gift!

    By 

    from St Louis

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

      I got this as a gift for my aunt in her mid 60s and she absolutely loved it. It is colorful and easy to set up. She had it placed in her garden within an hour of being delivered. Delivery was ultra quick as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great for my wife's garden

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Arrived Next Day
      • Durable
      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect For Her Garden
      • Very Pleased

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

        I really don't expect it to house butterflies but if it does that will be a plus. Perfect accent to her English style garden.

        Service and delivery comments:

        On time and good condition

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Wonderfully crafted

        By 

        from WI

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Inaccurate

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

        I gifted the Butterfly Puddler to my parents last year for Xmas so was really excited to be able to give them this house. It is crafted really well and still a beautiful house but the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because all of the tiles on the roof are the same light wood color. Part of the whimsical feel of this house is the different colored tiles and I know this is handcrafted so I expected there to be some variation but I didn't expect them to all to be one color. It was a little disappointing this wasn't reflected in the photo or stated in the description.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful Butterfly Home

        By 

        from WI

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Built

        Cons

        • Inaccurate

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Garden

        Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

        Last year for Christmas I got my parents the butterfly puddler so when I saw the house I was really excited. It just arrived today and it's beautifully crafted and looks really well put together. The only reason I say it's 4 stars instead of 5 and that the con is it was inaccurate is because all the tiles of the roof are the same light wood color. I understand all of these houses are made by hand and I expected there to be some variation in colors and placement but I didn't expect them to be all the same color. It just doesn't have the same whimsical look as it does in the photo shown.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        A perfect garden accent

        By 

        from Sioux Center, IA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great size
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

            I love my butterfly house! It is very stylish, a great size, and it makes a great accent for my landscaping. I purchased it to encourage butterflies to come to my backyard and, even though I haven't seen any yet, I feel very optimistic it will work!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Perfect gift for a flower garden

            By 

            from Middlesex, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Attractive
            • Great Gift

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

                I was looking for an unusual gift to give, found it in this simply beautifully constructed butterfly house, which was delightfully received. I am purchasing another one for our own flower garden and plan to give it as a gifts in the future.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from NY

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

                  Absolutely beautiful!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  she loved it!

                  By 

                  from Surf City, NC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Store
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Deck
                    • Garden
                    • Patio

                    Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

                    Purchased as a girt - she didn't even know there was such a thing as a butterfly house. She adores it and had the hubby put it in the garden.

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Charming

                    By 

                    from Bellevue, WA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Wooden Butterfly House:

                        Exactly what I hoped it would be! Well constructed.

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        135votes, 26 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        We love that the wooden butterfly house is painted and shingled by hand. Does this darling domicile set your heart aflutter?

                        Annie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        What a cute design which is not over the top or over done!

                        ciara

                        I'm not a fan of the color, will there be more choices?

                        melissa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I voted yes because it's very pretty but I'm probably not going to buy it for $68.

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        Thanks for the feedback, Ciara! The Wooden Butterfly House is being considered in this color, but we do welcome suggestions. What colors would you like to see?

                        Danielle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I like this but find the price high.

                        Liane
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        This is waaay overpriced.

                        charles
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Very attractive, but completely overpriced.

                        Seneca
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        SO pretty but I agree, the price is a bit high.

                        Cassandra
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        What makes it attractive to butterflies, as opposed to let's say spiders or wasps?

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        Thanks for the question, Cassandra. Some butterfly species seek shelter in warm summer months and hibernate in safe places during the winter, so this house could provide the cover they need. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that other bugs won't be attracted to this cozy home as well.

                        Jane
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        It is overpriced.

                        Mary Beth
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I'm not sure butterflies need houses. The money would be better spent on plants that attract butterflies.

                        Vickie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love the color!

                        Kim
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        thumbs up

                        Kelli
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Way to Pricey.

                        deedee
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This is a lovely design and not over priced considering it is hand made in america. I would just hope that it is not over taken by less desirable insects.

                        Stephanie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I absolutely love this, but it is EXTREMELY over priced.

                        Diane
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I want this!! I've been looking for something like this for my flower garden. It has a unique look, but still works.

                        Fran
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Very pretty and functional.

                        Denise

                        Too pricey. This can easily be a weekend craft project.

                        Kim
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Like this even more than the lady bug house. But again concerned about the price!

                        Laurie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This is SO cool. And made in the US!

                        Jessie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Birdhouses should not be expensive, as they represent simple living and charm.

                        Akiko
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Way too expensive, but I love it. The carved opening and color is pretty and something I haven;t seen.

                        Nancy

                        I am not convinced that butterflies will actually use it.

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