In order to provide a comfortable environment, and at the same time prevent the decrease of the bird population, the Turkish company Hitit Terra engages in production roof tiles, which serve as homes for birds.
According to the founders of the company, they were inspired by the design of similar structures in social networks, but the cost of the products seemed too high to entrepreneurs, so they decided to make this solution more accessible to ordinary people.
Probably, the company Hitit Terra had in mind the development of the Klaas Kuiken design agency, which, in cooperation with the local bird protection organization Vogelbescherming Nederland, constructed the first mini-tile houses.
Klaas Kuiken attached a carefully designed nesting basket inside, made of wood and a special mesh that restricts access to other parts of the roof. The design provides good ventilation and self-cleans the nest.
Due to the structural features of clay, such roof elements can last for more than a hundred years. Birdhouse tiles help the roof withstand harsh weather conditions, protect against hail and fire, unlike ordinary bird nests.
The number of such birdhouses on the roof can be unlimited, and the process of its installation is no different from the installation of ordinary tiles.
Constructions of the Hitit Terra company work according to a similar principle. Their products have been tested by the Turkish nature protection organization Afyon and five regional national park offices and meet all the necessary requirements. They currently produce 4-5 different types of tiles that work well for different types of birds.