Our Purple Martin House and Pole Sets are a long-term investment in flying insect removal - a single Purple Martin consumes thousands of bugs each summer.
Our no-rust aluminum Purple Martin Houses feature an attractive and functional hexagonal design. Apartment floors snap out for easy cleaning; doorstops and guardrails included. Lightweight, durable and easy-care.
Telescoping galvanized steel Universal Pole fits any house and has a key lock for easy lifting and lowering; includes ground socket. Some assembly required. Made in the USA.
Sizes 12-Room 23" x 20"H 18-Room 23" x 25"H
Shipping Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
18 Room Martin House & Pole Set
12 Room Martin House & Pole Set
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Comments about Product: The Martin house is very nice although it takes some time assemble it. I could not get the pole to lock in the extended position.
Do not buy the pole!! Time consuming!
Comments about Product: I bought the 12 room martin house and pole set. It took 6 hours for me to put the 2-level house together, which included one run to [@] to pick up screws that were longer for one portion of the house. The pole set that comes with it is TOO WIDE, by a very slight amount. So when I put the pole in the bottom level of the house, I got it in about 3 inches, then it would not budge. I couldn't get it in or out without the house starting to come apart. Finally got the pole out, but the entire bottom floor of the house was destroyed. So much for all the time I spent putting it together! Instead of putting the pole into the top floor and destroying it also, I went the the local hardware/ lumber store and bought a 10 foot, 1 inch diameter galvanized pole which fit perfectly and only cost $10!!! DO NOT WASTE MONEY BUYING THE POLE THEY SELL. If you do, just anticipate it will be slightly too large in diameter and will destroy the birdhouse when you try to mount it. So after buying the 12 room martin house and pole, I now have a 6 room martin house and a different pole.
By Miss Joy
A Lot of Work To Assemble...
Comments about Product: This is a most attractive bird house. The assembly of it may strain a marriage so be prepared/forwarned! I agree, it does NOT line up perfectly & we just put it out this Spring w/NO "renters" attracted but will move again nxt. Spring & wait...Be sure to buy the telescoping pole (seperate - of course!) :-o or you will not be able to place more than one "floor" together correctly!!!
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Purple Martin House
Comments about Product: I was disappointed that the outside edges did not line up more closely. For example, the ledges circling the main structure were off by 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Best design we've seen.
Comments about Product: We didn't realize we'd have to put the house together and that it would take several hours to do it. We have no regrets with this purchase because of the house's quality and design, but putting it together was a time consuming chore. Also, getting it up is a two person job. Just be aware. We've had some interest in the house and expect more inhabitants next year but are yet far from full occupancy.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
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