How many person-hours did it take?
Is that a bluebird nest box I see?
I did it by myself with no help, so it took about 22 hours total. That counts the welding time I spent making the door to the aviary. Also, since the back door to my house opens into the aviary, I dont have to worry about transporting to and from the aviary. ( And yes, that's a Bluebird box. I have a nesting pair every year, but not in that box usually).
What did you use on the flooring?
The flooring is medium sized river rock. It was already there so I just incorporated it. I have a pressure washer that I clean the rock with, now and then. (I'll have to do it more often now).
The aviary faces to the south, which means it gets the sun all day in at least half of the space. This gives Princess the choice of sun or shade. I've been taking her out there for short visits in order to get her used to the new space. I want her comfortable enough that she doesn't scream (call) when I leave. I have a wireless camera with tilt/pan feature so I can see her and everything around her at all times.
Thanks for the compliments