The bird houses with a porch are the best I have ever had in my yard. I ordered 2 of them and only a day after putting them out the birds made them their new home! Great quality, very thick wood, great craftmanship, and good quality paint. I have looked for bird houses with a porch, railing, and a perch for months, as my old bird house had a make shift balcony (which fell apart after 2 months) and they just loved it, so had to find another one similar. We will enjoy these bird houses for years to come and so will the birds!