One problem with modern buildings is the lack of nooks and crannies that wildlife can share. Well in the new eco lodge we’re leaving space for bats, sparrows etc under the roof. I can’t say under the eaves because there aren’t any. But there will be a gap between the overlapping cladding, leading to a space before the internal sealed insulation. It should be ideal for bats and I’ll be surprised if the sparrows don’t like it too. Ian assures me it’s extremely well sealed from the inside, so smells and wildlife visitors won’t be a problem. That’s good, because smell is usually the main reason people find it hard to get along with bats. But bat’s need homes too, and I love seeing them flit along the hedgerows of a summer evening.