Insect hotel © Monique Veneboer

Facilities for birds and other fauna on and around buildings

  • Biodiversity: 3
  • Multifunctional space usage: 1
  • Construction costs: 1
  • Maintenance/management: 1


Bird pans and nest houses, bat facilities, insect hotels, storing green waste and compost piles for hedgehogs offer homes to diverse animals. By planting nectar-producing berry- and fruit-bearing plants, insects and birds are attracted.

Compost piles offer nesting opportunities for hedgehogs, food for both hedgehogs and birds, and also are part of the nutrient cycle.

Bird house © atelier GROENBLAUW