Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 29
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tcarroll54 Not a good design for a bat house.
This is not well designed to attract bsts. It should be shallower and wider, with a landing area at the bottom and a slot for ventilation. Google "bat house design" to see much better ones. If you want to build something with your child, try the birdhouse kit. Birds aren't as picky.
October 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gin Great price
Nice smaller unit for kids craft. I'm teaching a class on bats to 15 5th & 6th graders who will enjoy making this house.
September 9, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by MistyWaterWoman Terrific for the money!
I bought two to make as a gift for a friend. Followed the directions EXACTLY on the first house and of course, the hanging insert was slightly too large to "slide inside" after assembly. :P
I ended up using that one as a template for decorating later.
When building the second one, I made sure to attach the hanging insert BEFORE fully assembling the house and that worked out much better.
I can't paint well so I ink stamped it and then polyeurothaned it for durability. I think it came out cute.
January 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Batty Great bat house!
This bat house was easy to assemble. My son and I enjoyed putting it together and hanging it in our yard. Now we are just waiting for the bats to move in!
July 7, 2015