• Two nesting boxes with 2 cameras each
  • 2 hedgehog houses with feeding and sleeping room and 2 cameras each
  • Feeding station with 3 cameras, one controllable with 10x zoom
  • Squirrel house with camera
  • 24/7 live with Full-HD stream

What does the project actually cost?

You might have asked yourself what all this fun with a website, cameras, birdseed etc. costs.

Therefore I will give you a small overview of what this hobby costs me. This list is not exact to the cent and certainly not 100% complete. But I will cover the costs as good as I can.
But for a rough overview this should be enough.

running costs

Type of costs



Electricity costs -> 14 cameras, network technology, technology in the nesting boxes

and the Kobel (light, temperature, humidity) and Streaming technique

(3x Raspberry Pi 3+)

~ 15.- Euro

(Consumption of approx.

55 kWh / month)

~ 180.- Euro

(Consumption of approx.

660 kWh / year)

Website -> hosting rent, domain, license fees for web tools etc.

~ 15.- Euro

~ 180.- Euro

Food -> Bird food like seeds, titmouse dumplings etc., Hedgehog food (cat food)

~ 45.- Euro

~ 540.- Euro


~ 75.- Euro

~ 900.- Euro

Material costs

Total costs for two identical nesting boxes:  ~ 890.- Euro

Squirrel house: ~ 374.- Euro

Total costs for two identical hedgehog sleeping houses: ~ 472.- Euro

Total costs for two identical hedgehog feeding houses: ~ 120 Euro

approximate cost of the feeding place (without hedgehog feeding houses): ~ 674 Euro

Costs of further technical equipment: ~ 363 Euro

Total material costs: 2.893.- Euro

Neues Feature bei

Nistkasten Köln Lindweiler

Auf Wunsch einiger Besucher und weil es eine tolle Idee ist gibt es jetzt die

Foto Galerie 

mit der Möglichkeit von User Foto Uploads. Zu finden ist die Galerie in der Mediathek.

Und nun viel Spaß

beim Entdecken des neuen Webseiten Feature!