Two pigs, a moose, and a bear find themselves "in a pickle" in Inga Moore's picture book A HOUSE IN THE WOODS. Though all are friendly and considerate creatures, their homes have inadvertently been destroyed, leaving them no option but to call the Beaver Builders for help in constructing a new one. Those crafty beavers request to be paid in peanut butter sandwiches, and the whole crew gets to work. The home they build is lovely, and the beavers return to their lodge on the lake (which is really two lodges on the lake - a traditional beaver lodge underneath a resort-like lodge). Back at home, the inhabitants of the new house fall asleep to quiet night-time sounds.
The children in the primary grades loved this book and its premise so much that they wanted other books about building houses (Jonathan Bean's BUILDING OUR HOUSE is the perfect answer) and structures.
I retrieved a perfect little bird nest from the street last week and positioned it in a maple tree, hoping it will entice a bird family to inhabit it. Still no residents.