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Roof Tiles Double As Birdhouses

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and as a result animals are forced to find ways to live in tight spaces. It’s not always easy, and birds are no exceptions. A creative design has been key in solving a decline in urban bird populations. Dutch product design agency Klaas Kuiken came up with the idea to design a roof tile that doubles as a birdhouse, and Turkish terracotta manufacturer Hitit Terra began producing the bird nest tiles for local communities. They produce 4-5 different designs that accommodate different bird species. The houses start at $158.