Each bat house is individually handcrafted in Austin, Texas
Full, all-day sun is often successful in all but the hottest climates, and houses should be mounted, at minimum, 10 feet above ground.
Austin Batworks Bat Houses are designed to maximize your success in attracting bats! We use specifications recommended by Bat Conservation International, and quality building materials, such as exterior grade (not pressure treated) 1/2" 4/5 ply BCX plywood. The inside panels are hand-routered and stained, making for an easy climb into the chamber, rather than painted, as the paint fills the grooves created by the router. We do not use any materials, such as screens or plastic mesh, that will deteriorate over time. All connecting surfaces are sealed tight with caulking then screwed together. The screws are countersunk and filled with wood filler so there are no visible screws, giving the house a clean, finished look. Outer surfaces are primed and then painted using two coats of exterior grade, water-based flat paint. We provide four colors to choose from, maximizing temperature efficiency and attracting bats with the goal of keeping them comfortable, whether they migrate or roost year-round. And, your purchase benefits Bat Conservation International!
* Bat Conservation International grants "Bat Approved" certification to builders whose bat houses have been evaluated and whose "design, materials, construction and instructions" meet quality standards. Most commercially-produced bat houses are not suitable for bats. Bat houses purchased from Austin Batworks will likely be used by bats when properly installed in a suitable location.
Requests to cancel orders that have been processed are subject to a 15% restocking fee. For orders that have shipped, a 20% restocking fee plus shipment costs will be charged. No refunds will be given after 30 days of purchaser receipt. Items damaged during return shipment may not be refunded. Shipping insurance recommended for declared value of item. Return shipping costs will not be refunded.
Additional shipping charges may apply on multiple quantities.
It's bat time of year when production slows as we ramp up for BatFest. New bat house orders will be processed after August 21.
See you on the Congress Bridge in Austin on Saturday, August 19!