Spring and Summer bring the spirit of nesting for both us, and our feathered friends. This retro design was so fun to build! I took ideas from old photographs from a trailer I once had (a 1974 Scotty). The construction of the birdhouse is fairly simpe, but the details leave endless possibilities with making this kit personal to you. The finished camper should actually be a great home for a small bird family to start. The little windows are the right size to peak in, but still give the new hatch-lings security. There's nothing wrong with just sitting this kit up on your favorite shelf to show off your handy work, too! If you're seriously into miniatures.. this kit is about a 1:20 scale.
As with all our designs, this one comes flat-packed. You'll just pop out the pieces and snap them together. No glue is required, but feel free to secure pieces permanently if you like. The kits are natural, light wood. You're welcome to paint and customize the designs in a way that makes it personal to you!
These kits do make great gift ideas for anyone who appreciates the retro design. All 5 punch cards come shrink wrapped with a simple set of instructions. The kit includes over 40 parts to build the miniature camper with awnings on 3 sides, plus flowers for the 2 window boxes, curtains, a spare tire, leveling jack, a Welcome mat, 2 flamingos, even a classic Weber style grill we all had as a kid. Most of the details are individual pieces to make painting a breeze. The kit also looks great left natural, but a quick spray clear-coat will ensure a longer life out in the elements!
The main photo is the "Natural (Unfinished) kit" that we spray painted individual parts in vibrant colors. Other options are pre-stained in a variety of vintage hues! Let us know which one you like best with the drop-down menu at the time you make an order.
The finished size is roughly: 9 inches long, 6 inches wide (with awnings), and almost 5 inches tall.
Ideal for ages 8 and up. Tiny parts would not be appropriate for small children.
This is such a great idea. I had fun putting it together and had a super cool looking vintage camper bird feeder to show for it! I bought a wood cut of Memphis also which looks equally as cool.
I bought this about 5-6 years ago at Octoberfest in Nashville. I am a procrastinator. My boyfriend put it together and i painted it. It’s absolutely adorable and it was a really fun craft. The detail is amazing, this guy is talented.
Got these for my daughter and she loved putting them together and painting them. May require some adult supervision to remove pieces and pop pieces together. Fun for both of us! Pretty quick shipping too! Thanks! :)
Great value and awesome cute little camper. Would buy again!!
Enjoyed putting together the adorable "camper" birdhouses. Easy to connect with lots of adornments included. Managed to get my two adult children to help with the projects.