The typical birdhouse has taken on a primarily and kitschy colonial vernacular for much of the last century in western culture without much thought for the user, the bird. More importantly, why should a birdhouse be distilled with our own ideas of form and aesthetic when they have their own distinct needs, styles, and methods of safety and building? How can we create a bird home that is more in tune with nature and in tune with the cultural aspects of bird populations, allowing a bird to experience the conjunction of two wildly different concepts of living yet still retains authenticity within the wild kingdom? Enter the new vernacular, a birdhouse designed for the Bee Breeders’ LEGENDARY BIRD HOME competition (2019), that engages kids and adults with making and learning by utilizing sustainable building practices and education through the exploration of the organic and intricate designs of naturally occurring bird homes. Designed to come in a package and assembled easily by parents and children, the new vernacular birdhouse comes with 5 pieces, each playing a crucial role in either the structure or function of the home… a solid base and top provides shelter from inclement weather, a perforated shell allows a breeze through while providing protection for the inhabitants. Lastly, an integrated birdbath provides and location for birds to clean themselves and drink fresh (clean) water.