WORKING WITH MERLIN TUTTLE

There’s a reason we chose to work with Merlin Tuttle: He’s the best there is and he has a high bar for quality. Aside from his 60 years of experience working with and adovcating for bats, Merlin also wrote the book on building bat houses. From the start, we worked with Merlin as we designed our bat houses, and we used his recommendations as our design constraints.


“Seeing well intended people disappointed by cheap, “imitation” bat houses troubles me greatly. It gives good conservation a bad name. The BatBnB line of houses is the first to be developed for mass sale that meets all my personal criteria. I have been involved in the design and construction of these houses from the beginning and am happy to endorse them as unsurpassed in meeting bat needs, resisting deterioration, and still looking great.”

— MERLIN TUTTLE // MERLIN TUTTLE'S BAT CONSERVATION

LET’S DIG INTO THE SPECIFICS

GENERAL AVERAGE BATHOUSE BATBNB DUAL CHAMBER
Chambers 1 2
Comfortably
Fits...
<20 Bats 100-200 Bats

Chambers: More chambers create a larger thermal mass, meaning happier, warmer bats.
Single chamber bat houses can also be very successful but have a smaller thermal mass,
which should be considered when choosing your BatBnB placement.

Fitting more comfortably: More bats means a larger insect-fighting force.

KEY FEATURES AVERAGE BATHOUSE BATBNB DUAL CHAMBER
Chamber Height:
20" minimum
9" 20"-29"
Chamber Height:
14" minimum
8" 16"
Chamber Depth:
3/4"-1"
2" 3/4"
Ventilation in
Hot Climates
None (2) 6" Vents on Each side
Proper Grip:
1/2" Intervals
Plastic Mesh Machine Cut Grooves 1/2" Intervals
Caulking &
Sealant
None Clear Residential Grade Silicone
Spacious
Landing Pads
34 sq. inches 159 sq. inches

Chamber Depth: 3/4 Chambers is the perfect size to keep a bat warm and safe from the entrance of predators and wasps.

Proper Grip: Machine cut grooves create a durable, effective grip that arent in any way dangerous to the inhabitant.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES AVERAGE BATHOUSE BATBNB DUAL CHAMBER
Exterior Grade
Wood
Plywood or Pine Western Red cedar
(thuja plicata)
Exterior grade
Mounting Hardware
Not Included Stainless Steel
Finish None Residential Grade Stain/Sealer Applied
Construction
& Assembely
pneumatic Nails Dovetail Joinery
Roof Slope
& Overhang
No Slope, Overhang on 2 sides 15 Degree Slope, Overhang on all Sides
Hanging
System
Not Included Simple Quick French Clear System Included
Design None Unique, Enguaging, Attractive
Informationial
Booklet
Not Included Instructions for Location, Mounting, & Facts
About Bats

Design: More than just a home for bats, BatBnB's add aesthetic flare to your outdoor space.

Finish: A sloped roof and roof overhangs help shed moisture from the bat house, allowing it to last longer and keep the inhabitants dry.