About Fairy Houses

What are Fairy Houses?

Fairy Houses are small structures for the fairies and woodland creatures. Ranging from simple to intricate ‘Fairy Mansions’, these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.

Creating fairy houses offers children a unique activity encouraging them to go outside and connect with the natural world, nurturing care and respect for the environment.

Tracy Kane’s award-winning Fairy Houses Series® of books is the original inspiration the thousands of fairy dwellings that are popping up in backyards, parks, school playgrounds and even retirement communities.

A child’s enthusiasm when building fairy houses is contagious. A joy for people of all ages, friends and family cannot help but to join in on the fun. See How To Build A Fairy House


Fairy House Building around the World!

The Fairy Houses Series® has popularized this wonderful outdoor activity that originally started on islands off the coast of New England. Building fairy houses is now a wave of activity both across the country and around the World.


Unplugged and Outdoors!

Children first need to enjoy nature before they can appreciate and hopefully come to protect it as adults. The activity of building fairy houses offers a fun, creative way for kids to get to know about nature. It encourages kids to head outside, use their imaginations and enjoy the wonders of nature…all while creating their own fairy habitats!



Everything about Fairy Houses

FairyHouses.com is the place to be for everything “Fairy House” related. Find information on building fairy houses, award-winning  books and DVD. The Fairy Houses Club offers activities to enjoy inside on those long winter nights. Find downloadable coloring pages and instructional videos. Plus you can vote on houses created by other builders, enter the Fairy Houses Contest, win prizes, solve puzzles and much more!


Comments from Fans

It was pure joy watching them as the listened intently to Tracy as she read her book, and then again as they created fairy houses of their own. Tracy has given us all a wonderful, magical memory.

— Adele Pulitzer – Nottingham School

One child even spent the morning brushing her dog so she could make a dog-hair carpet.

— Molly Kuehn – Flagstaff Public Library

The stories excite children to explore the natural world.

— Mark Dale – Winding Trails Recreation Center

You present a wonderful program and create such a sense of community, Thank-you.

— Carol Guba – Exeter Library

Kane and Sanders weave an intricate and spellbinding adventure… I highly recommend Forest Secrets to parents, elementary school teachers, librarians, and fairy house builders of all ages!

— Elementary School Librarian

The Tracy Kane books just fly off our shelves!

— Janet Adelberg, Librarian, Cary Memorial Library
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  1. Marlly
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    Very interesting – I love them they are so cute. Hope Tinker Bell visits. My granddaughter’s favorite.

  2. Sarah
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    GD Star Ratingloading…/ May 5, 2010 I chose a bteetr way as I sitcwh from hosting to VPS. As my targeted audience are from USA, I take USA hosted server, now I have a bteetr speed for my blog. When you have the money, you can afford it..-= Arafat Hossain Piyada s last blog .. =-.

  3. Hawk Whispers
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    My little girl wants to build a fairy house and I have been thinking so hard, trying to come up with something really good. I just found your site and I have a couple questions. I was going to carve some chairs and tables and such, out of wood, for house…I do not see any carved pieces in any of these pictures. Is that something that would be ok to do? Also wondering about how you link together the sticks for the ladders and bridges, and how you get the acorns or pine cones to stay in place on the wall or the roof, if all you can use is natural materials? I want to make this the best fairy house possible

  4. Kappe1
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    I think it would work to use unnatural materials, but then cover it with natural material. Stuff could be not natural, but it would appear as completely natural. That’s what I am going to do. And I have a question. Is there anybody on these site anymore? I feel like I’m the only one who comes to this site every day.

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  6. Robin Baxter
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    I love making fairy houses I even got my neighbor making them with me for her garden!

    Fairy garden arch

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