Turkish Bird Houses Are More Elaborate and Better Designed Than My Own Home

In Turkey, the structures keep courtyards clean and bring the builders blessings.

Also, fun fact, in Turkey, birds are believed to bring good luck, so building houses for avian creatures seems like an easy way to bring good fortune to a household.

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Why, we even have a bird checking out his possible new real estate below. Keep your options open, my man. You got plenty of options in Turkey.

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But these aren’t just any old wooden birdhouses—the structures are ornate, elaborate, and meticulously constructed, with carved railings, door and window details, and roofs that are domed and vaulted. All of this is more than I can say for my own (human) home, and now I’m wishing I was born a pigeon in Turkey.

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Additional reporting by Audrey Farnsworth (bird enthusiast).