We are really pleased with this insect hotel. It arrived quickly and was well packaged. It was just a matter of sticking a nail in a fence post and then hanging the hotel from it. I did hang it in such a way that it slightly slopes forward so that any rain would hopefully drain away from the bamboo cane holes. Well two weeks in we have our first two residents. I have no idea what has moved in but it is clear two of the canes have been sealed by something. The position of our hotel is about four feet up on a west facing fence sheltered by a conifer (we live in Sussex). Hopefully more guests will arrive especially as we have planted many bee and butterfly friendly plants in the garden.