Bird House Plans (20+ Free, Beginner Birdhouse Designs)

We have gathered a super collection of free, simple, birdhouse plans (nesting boxes) that will attract birds to your backyard and garden.  These beginner woodworking projects make a great family activity and will give you great bird watching opportunities. Learn where to place your birdhouse.

Collection of free, simple, easy to build birdhouse plans.

Collection of free bird house plans

1. Simple Birdhouse.  You can make this easy to build birdhouse from a single board in approximately one hour.

Simple Birdhouse Plans (Free, easy to build)

2. One-Board DIY Birdhouse.  This simple DIY birdhouse is made from a single board and requires only a few tools to assemble.

3. License Plate Birdhouse – uses wood on the sides and bottom and an old license plate for the roof.

Bird house plans license plate.

4. Cute Hanging DIY Birdhouse – uses a recycled coffee can and a few pieces of wood.

Cute DIY Birdhouse

5. DIY Bluebird House.  You can build this birdhouse in a few hours and it mounts directly to a tree.

6. DIY Bluebird Bird House – a great afternoon project. Enjoy having bluebirds nest on your property.
DIY bluebird birdhouse

7. Modern Birdhouse – uses 2×4’s to create a birdhouse with a modern style. Let the bird’s know you are open for business.
Modern Birdhouse

8. DIY: Simple Bird House – this easy-to-build and functional birdhouse is great for bluebirds and chickadees.
Simple DIY Bird house

9. DIY Birdhouse – simple plans to make your own birdhouse.  Most of all, the builder and the birds will adore this birdhouse!
DIY Birdhouse

10. Sparrow Box – this unique design can accommodate more than one breeding pair.

More Birdhouse Plans

Did you know:  Birds are very beneficial and provide a natural pest control from insects like bugs, moths, and caterpillars.  Therefore, a birdhouse will be providing you two benefits.

11. The Green Roof Birdhouse– this birdhouse combines a living roof on the top.

12. Cedar Double Bird House Planter – this birdhouse doubles as a planter.

13. DIY Classic Birdhouse – this simple, quick project will quickly get your feathered friends hanging out in your backyard.
How to make a bird house.

14. Chickadee House.  This birdhouse is designed to attract chickadees which are year-round residents. The steeply sloped roof gives it a striking touch.

15. Peanut Butter Birdhouse – Take a plastic jug (e.g., an old peanut butter container) and convert it into a birdhouse!
Peanut Butter Bird House

16. Church Birdhouse – combines metal and wood to create a birdhouse that looks like a church.

17. Wren Birdhouse – this birdhouse is designed for wrens or house finches.  The roof has a hinge that allows you to open and close it.
Wren Birdhouse Plans

18. Church Birdhouse – this birdhouse looks like an old wooden church that you might see in the country.
Church Birdhouse Plans

19. Outhouse Birdhouse – this birdhouse combines wood and a galvanized steel roof to look like an old outhouse.
Outhouse style birdhouse

20. Texan Birdhouse.  This tall birdhouse is extra tall and hence is called the “Tall Texan.”
The tall Texan birdhouse plans

21. General Store Birdhouse – the front of this birdhouse has the look of an old western style general store.
The general store birdhouse plans.

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