Build a better world... starting with one little bug house!
Every The Woodsman Bee House is handcrafted from up cycled timbers and organic waste, because we believe in using sustainable materials and practices.
We locally ‘harvest’ untreated timbers relinquished to landfill, treat them with care, revive and restore them.
A Woodman bug-home might once have been a bed, bench, desk, or wall! We like to think that we find wood with a story, and add a new chapter to it.
This house is our long bungalow in grey blue and lemon yellow
Our commitment to making use of what is available means every Woodsman home is unique and original, low impact and actively waste reducing. Our homes are filled with a variety of fallen, discarded and unwanted gathered materials including acacia, bamboo, pine, eucalyptus, bottlebrush, clay, brick stone, grasses and paperbark. We use these natural organic fibers to create the ideal nesting and rest habitat for native australian bees and bugs, the under-appreciated, hardest working ecologists in your backyard!
These creative conservationists are solitary, cavity nesters unlike the introduced honey-bee and wasps which are social hive builders... so these homes provide a safe, low maintenance way to support native pollinators, improve your garden or vege patch, practice active conservation and learn about wildlife ecology.