SUPPORT NATURE - IMPROVE YOUR DIY SKILLS - CREATE JOY - HAVE WONDERFULL FRIENDS
Don't feel lonely anymore by inviting little mates to your balcony/backyard or gift your beloved ones with an unexpected & unique gift. Birds will repay you with happiness and make you smile everyday by singing & playing around.
my birdmate my happiness
Let me tell you a story…
Actually it’s my own story. I'm Isabella, a 27 yo girl living in a small flat in the middle of the big metropoly Vienna. Living alone in a city made of beton, with little contact to nature I felt lonely and got sad. Especially during the dark days of autumn and winter - you look outside the window - all is grey and depressing.
My friends tried to convince me to buy a dog, but eventhough a dog can give lots of love it means obligations and restrinctions in travelling - which I’m a huge fan of. One day my best friend came to see me in my flat and saw my struggles and loneliness. He suddenly came up with an idea „Birdmate, you need a Birdmate!“. I started laughing and thought he was joking. Few days later he came again and brought me a birdhouse made by himself:
Born with roots
Zakopane - the heritage of handmade wooden Houses
Let me take you on a trip to the heart of the Polish Montains to a little village next to Zakopane, which is famous for Ski-jumping competitions. Everywhere you look arround you will see beautiful wooden houses, where even the roofs are made of wood. The main characteristic of these traditional houses from this is that they are of wood from the local forrests without any artificial additives. Living in such houses gives the feeling of close connection with nature. Wood gives warmness and is a perfect constrution material. Bird Mate's houses are handmade by a local joiner based on the architecture of traditional regional houses.
the artisan. the joinery
Profession: Passionate Joiner
"My grand-grand-father, my grand-father, my father, my brother and my son, we all share one passion - WOOD! In all it's forms and shapes, literally I could have never imagined that one can get obsessed with this natural wonder. Everything I do, I do with pleasure, when Isabella came to see me with the idea of collaboration on bird houses, a part of my heart started melting, as actually bird houses were always my greatest passion. Finally I got the possiblity to construct this tiny lovely houses for people who are longing for somethinge exeptional in their gardens or balcony. Every house is unique and has an own soul, put it together with care and I promise you will be smiling as much as I was while manufacturing it", said Kazimierz.
FROM WOOD TO WONDER
It all starts in the forrest in Zakopane. As we are eco enthusiasts we do not cut trees! Hell no! For Bird Mate's houses we only use already cut trees - the left overs from bigger productions. We don't want them to get wasted but to get a second life and further support the nature. Every piece of wood is different and we leave it as it is with it's soul and beauty therefore all the Bird Mate's houses will look a bit different in colouration and rind, less rind or no rind.
Only wood, handwork & joy