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Minimal Optimist

9230 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37922

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Bluebird Borbhouse

Winter Blues Got You Down?

This Bluebird Borbhouse from Oak Ridge Bird Man is the perfect pick-me-up this time of year.

Bluebirds use natural cavities or nesting boxes to build nests, lay eggs, and raise their young. This unique style of bluebird house is 3D printed locally and includes a baffle that keeps out predators, and the mounting kit. Even though bluebirds are not nesting in winter, they are currently looking for spring nesting sites. So now is the perfect time to put a Borbhouse in your yard to attract bluebirds for spring.

The Borbhouse (pictured) was installed in late July, has already had one bluebird family nest and fledge back in August, and has seen tons of action over the last several weeks of winter from bluebirds scouting nesting sites. Follow along with our bluebirds by following us on Instagram. @shopminimaloptimist

Stop in the shop this week to pick yours up. These are currently unavailable on the website due to the baffle and mounting kit not being available to ship, however the Borbhouse itself could be shipped.

Just give us a call if you are not local and would like to order a Borbhouse.

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  • Each and every day, our choices have impacts. When you choose better products, you are voting with your hard earned dollars that our earth and its people are worth being maintained and protected.
  • A Better Way

  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste. We toss out two billion plastic razors, a million and a half tons of paper towels, and 12 billion disposable diapers annually. We can do better. One way to cut down on our paper towel use is to switch to the endlessly reusable UNpaper® Towels
  • Shop Local Small Business

  • We currently support 20+ different small businesses/ local makers and artisans by sharing their products in our brick and mortar location. These items include everything from hand-made jewelry, pottery, hand crafted charcuterie boards, hand-made soaps, deodorants, salves and much more. Each item is made with care locally, is made sustainably, and helps support our local economy. When sourcing products made locally we are helping to offset our carbon footprint by cutting down on shipping as well.

Confidence in a Better Future

Each and every day, our choices have impacts. When you choose better products, you are voting with your hard earned dollars that our earth and its people are worth being maintained and protected.

A Better Way

The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste. We toss out two billion plastic razors, a million and a half tons of paper towels, and 12 billion disposable diapers annually. We can do better. One way to cut down on our paper towel use is to switch to the endlessly reusable UNpaper® Towels UNpaper® Towels

Shop Local Small Business

We currently support 20+ different small businesses/ local makers and artisans by sharing their products in our brick and mortar location. These items include everything from hand-made jewelry, pottery, hand crafted charcuterie boards, hand-made soaps, deodorants, salves and much more. Each item is made with care locally, is made sustainably, and helps support our local economy. When sourcing products made locally we are helping to offset our carbon footprint by cutting down on shipping as well. Shop local