I like the stone base. We could use brick to match house. Traditional structures like this new pergola–porch can be built from modern materials that are impervious to moisture and insects (Kleer Lumber components from Tapco).
squaredoor: image: Where to grow your insect army, a solitary bee house? Gaurdian article in defense of the solitary bee, who are vital pollinators and whose future is jeopardised by many of the same problems as the honey bee❤️