We built two T-14 houses for our spring 2011 season using the plan book and found it very easy to follow. The Purple Martins were in the houses the very next day, mostly ignoring the standard aluminum houses they used over the past few years. This indicated to us that the T-14 Purple Martin House is a proven design and why the Amish widely use this type of house.
It also became very clear the winch construction allows easy up and down to check and chart the progress during the spring season. A serious Purple Martin landlord will chart progress weekly and then year by year they will log the number of Martins hatched in each compartment.
The Plan book shows you how to construct the wood nesting boxes, we do sell a new bowl design nesting tray, a 14 tray set under our Purple Martin Houses & Kits tab or CLICK HERE for more information.