Hidden Folk: Fairies, Gnomes, and Sprites dwell here…

Posted By on June 1, 2009

I recently had the idea to build Fairy Houses as an activity with campers this summer.  It’s a great way to get down and dirty with nature while letting your imagination run wild and on top of that, it cost only time.   Yesterday, Sarah and I decided to get a start on this fragile Fairy Hamlet which we hope will become quite the tiny metropolis after seeing the hands of more than a hundred kids throughout the summer.   

Come on in, but please walk softly and listen carefully for you never know when your mind might be opened to wonders small and unseen.

Welcome.

fairy house 

Sarah building a “secret” rear entrance and a play area with a ladder for “fairies who don’t have wings”.  

 fairy house 4

  Working on the water feature, a small pond for fairy fish and cool swims on hot days. 

fairy house 2

There, the perfect hideaway home for hidden folk, complete with a moss carpet, pine cone chandelier, rock and stick furniture and a fire pit for those cold Montana nights. 

Shhh… fairies dwell here.  

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