If you can’t afford a mid-century house for yourself, why not treat some of our animal friends to a stay in one with these Bug and Bird motels from the Thoughtful Gardener.
This bird box belongs in your garden. Not only will it add a retro twist to any outdoor space but it's also a great dining place for the birds in your neighbourhood – but beware of neighbour envy. The box is carefully handmade from high-grade sustainable Scandinavian redwood pine then handpainted with Cuprinol water-based exterior wood paints that are non-toxic to plants and wildlife, and is suitable for small birds like sparrows and blue tits. You can make is extra special by adding a numberplate and names. It measures approximately 28cm (h) x 20cm (w) x 18cm (d) and comes with full mounting instructions.
The whole thing is £60 from Not on the High Street and it's handmade especially for you.