Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 27
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KirkG Cute Kids' Project Easy to Assemble
As a kit, this has 6 pre-cut wooden pieces and 16 nail brads, making it easy to assemble. You supply the wood glue, hammer and stain or paint, and a method of mounting or hanging it 15 feet up with 7 hrs sunshine on it. I had a few concerns: The two chambers created inside are over 1" deep...possibly too wide for bats to snuggle in. It's not a very large house. Also, Home Depot pasted a permanent adhesive sticker shipping label over the instructions. The roof and rear wall are EXTREMELY thin and will warp in weather. As a result, I am adding a 5"x5" square of asphalt roofing shingle cut from a remnant. I am also caulking all seams. I cut parallel horizontal slots with a circular saw to "roughen up" the interior walls and allow the bats to climb up easily. I will also attach a square of recycled plastic eves trough netting to hang down and create a "landing pad" for them to catch when approaching. I felt these were reasonable improvements but not necessary. The instructions stress NOT to sand the inside walls smooth, but I found all pieces arrived with smooth surfaces, so this must be left over from earlier editions. All in all, a fun little kit, but I am not convinced how effective it will be to house wild bats. (attached photo shows kit being assembled in a half an hour).
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bea Blue Ribbon Winner
Our fourteen year grandson was looking for an item to make for the "Wood Item" category in the Youth Division of the county fair. This looked like a good solution so we bought the kit. He put it together and stained it, (did a great job) and won a blue ribbon for his efforts. We have not put it outside to test whether it welcomes the bats but are well pleased with the purchase!
August 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie Ok, I guess
They come unassembled, which is ok, but I bought 3, and one of them didn't have any nails.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2happy Great service! Very knowledgeable.
Love my product. Salesperson was helpful in our selection!
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Batwoman Bat House Fun
My grandchildren had fun putting together the bat houses and decorating them. Not sure the bats will like them,but it was fun
June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bathousemomma Awesome!!!
Mom and daughter time!!! Build was easy!!! Just make sure it is south facing in the sun and @ least 19 feet off the ground!!! Bats are great!
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJim kids project
Purchased for a visit with my grand daughter. Both are 12 years of age. We built and painted, within an hour, and placed them on the back yard tree. Made life time memories.
May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Batgirl Not great
The roof piece and slide in divider are very flimsy ply wood. I don't expect this bat house to last more than maybe one summer outside, but for the price it's a fun and simple carpentry project for the kids.
April 25, 2016