Insect hotel from scrapwood

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Project by grrt posted 06-14-2017 03:19 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made this insect hotel. It was a great way to use some scrapwood. It is modeled after some typical dutch houses which were built here a lot about 40-50 years ago.
I have also made a video about the built. I can be found here: For the people who want to build something like this and like to have plans I have included a download in both metric and imperial in the description.
It is not hard to build but I think it was a lot of fun and the insects will be gratefull.

Best regards,

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#1 posted 06-14-2017 03:40 PM

Very interesting. What type of insects did you build this for?

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 04:02 PM

It is made for different insects. I have made a large variation of hole sizes and gaps. I don’t know all the names in English. But it is for butterflies, ladybugs, bees and wasps (the solitary ones) etc.

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#3 posted 06-14-2017 04:06 PM

Neat house. Can I send you some box elder bugs and mesquite worms when I get them?

Cheers, Jim

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 06:08 PM

Thanks Jim, maybe you can send me a worm which is packed in a bottle of mezcal.

Cheers, Gerry

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 07:48 PM

We’re all trying to get rid of insects in wood and here you are building homes for them. You’re like the Jimmy Carter for insects.
Looks great!

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 09:59 PM

I like how you keep them healthy by providing them with a bicycle to ride around the complex.

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#7 posted 06-15-2017 12:53 PM

I would love to give them a big pick up truck but because of the climate convention of Paris they wil not be able to afford the fuel here in the Netherlands.

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#8 posted 06-17-2017 04:37 PM

I find this very interesting….......... but strange?

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#9 posted 06-17-2017 07:39 PM

Great for the many varieties of solitary bees and wasps; which are pollinators. Looks fun.

-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.

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