I make all my Fairy Houses from natural materials, I live right on the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 12 so there are a lot of woods, beaches, bluffs and cliffs in this area. It is a treasure throve for finding interesting, natural things to add to the Fairy Houses.
Some Mythical Fairies lived underground while others chose to live above ground. However, they built their homes so that they would be invisible to others for protection from any type of predator, including human ones, and the homes would blend in well with nature.
These are the types of Fairy Houses I make. I hand craft each one with loving care and with inspired vision from the materials I've chosen and where the house itself takes me. Each fairy house is unique and no two are the same. I put many hours into each and every one.
In Norse Mythology, Giml (alternately Gimli) is a place where the survivors of Ragnarok, a giant and his fairy, Blaire are foretold to live. It is mentioned in the Prose Edda and Voluspa and described as the most beautiful place on Earth more beautiful than the Sun. This is the 'vision' that I use to create each house.
The first mention of fairies is in the year 1300 in Greek Mythology. The belief in fairies and building Fairy houses has been around for centuries and many cultures have their own ancient myths. Fairy houses are dwellings for all sorts of fairies, elves and the 'little people' and are whimsical reminders that the belief in fairies lives in all of us.