9 DIY Squirrel House Designs That Will Look Amazing In Your Yard

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Are you thinking about getting a squirrel house? If so, you’re in the right place. I’ve put together a huge list of homemade squirrel house designs that are amazing. Whether you decide to make your own or buy one, these designs will help ensure you get the right squirrel home.

If you enjoy feeding the wildlife, you’ll want to build one or buy one that is properly designed. This will encourage squirrels to stay in the area and will even keep them out of your house.

There are several factors you need to take into consideration when placing the squirrels’ shelter. If you’re looking to buy one, check out these.

If you’re looking to build one, you’ll need a jigsaw, drill, along with some wooden boards. You’ll also need a mounting device to place it on the tree. It’s no different than building a birdhouse.

Building a squirrel house is so much easier if you buy a squirrel house kit, that contains all the material and step-by-step instructions.

9 DIY Squirrel House Designs You’ll Love

Here’s a look at some of the dynamic designs that I’ve found online to help you build your own. Hopefully, these dynamic designs will help you create your own unique squirrel house plans. I’ve found most of these designs on Pinterest, and online and can help you come up with tons of creative ideas.

Squirrel Condo

You can provide a squirrel nest box that shelters squirrels and their babies. It is a natural looking structure that is comprised of plywood or a type of hardware that is weather resistant. This shelter is suitable for all types of squirrels and these are the types of squirrel houses that mothers have babies.

After having the babies, she will chase the father away to care for the babies. The father lives in a nearby den, to ensure that there is enough space for the newborns.

The babies remain in the den until they are weaned, they will leave and start their own life. Here are some amazing squirrel condo’s that look amazing.

Cedar Squirrel Condos

It has a small interior platform that allows access to the main house on top. The large nest box is perfectly designed at the bottom. It is constructed with cedar and joined together without using any nails or screws.

It even has a gallery rail on the porch, which makes it look unique. You can check it out on the WoodWorkers Journal website.

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Squirrel condo that was designed by

Visit the WoodWorkers Journal website to find out how to make this squirrel condo.

More Wooden DIY Squirrel Houses

Check out these other ideas that will help you come up with your own design.

You’ll find some amazing and decorative ideas that will help you feed the squirrels in your backyard.

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Wooden squirrel shelter hanging 30 feet off the ground.
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This homemade squirrel den nests a red squirrel
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Grey squirrel entering the house.
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Shelter for grey squirrels.

As you can see, people design these houses in several different designs. The downside of using wood is that after a few years, it will need to be replaced because of the weather.

Custom Squirrel Boxes

If you’re like me, you’re not a crafty person. Well, if you can’t find anything on Amazon or your local pet store, then check out some of this custom design from Nuts About Squirrels. They provide nesting boxes for grey squirrels, flying squirrels, and any tree squirrel you want to feed.

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This is a custom squirrel house designed by Nuts About Squirrels

House For Squirrel Made Out of A Tires and Recyclables

If you’re a crafty person who loves recycling old unused items, check out this squirrel shelter made from recycled rubber. Unlike wooden houses, you won’t have to worry about it rotting, or the squirrels chewing it. As long as the tree remains standing, your backyard squirrels will always have a place to sleep at night.

Check out the squirrels inside the tire visit the Squirrel Houses Website to find out more about it.

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squirrel houses designed from recycled products.

Just like squirrel feeders, you can make a squirrel house from recycled items that are laying around the house. Just make sure that the squirrels can’t chew through it with their sharp incisors.

A-Mazing Squirrel House Plans

We already know that squirrels are opportunistic feeders that are constantly foraging for food. This squirrel house will entertain you while the squirrels work their way through the maze to get to the food you provide them.

Visit the Workshop Supply website to purchase the plans. Once it is built, the house measures 25″ high x 27″ wide x 5-1/2″ deep.

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You can even buy squirrel house plans and build something unique.

You can place corn on the cobb, acorns or some of their other favorite nuts throughout the maze and watch them make their way through the maze in search of the food.

Feeder and Nesting Box Combined

For a great backyard project, you can combine a squirrel feeder with a nesting box. These types of designs provide a convenient feeding place near the nest, which makes it easy for the mother to eat without having to leave her babies very long without having to worry about their biggest predators.

Take a look at some of these that I found online. The first one is from The Bird House Chick. It’s a basic squirrel house that has an attached feeder made of poly-lumber milk jugs and recycled plastic.

You can fill it with corn, or other squirrel food that they love eating.

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This squirrel feeder and house combo allow the mother to feed without leaving.

It’s NOT only a great way to feed your backyard squirrels. But you’re doing your part on keeping plastics out of the landfills.

Check out what a squirrel nest looks like that they build out of leaves, twigs, and other natural resources.

Should You Make One or Buy One?

Now that we’ve shared some great squirrel house ideas, you’re probably wondering if you should make it or buy it? If you make it you’ll need to invest in some wood, tools and some time.

However, your bushy-tailed friends will love it and they will keep coming back to your yard because they know that you’re feeding them.

Bottom Line

Since we started feeding the squirrels, we enjoy spending time outdoors. Watching the squirrels scamper around your backyard can make anyone feel good.

Providing shelter for squirrels and their families during the winter can make you feel amazing. You don’t need to be an architect to create something amazing for your backyard that looks great.

Best of all, you’ll feel good knowing that your bushy-tailed friends feel safe enough to have their babies in the house you built or bought.

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