How to Build



Fairy Houses can take many forms and can be created in many different places. Find a quiet place away from roads or busy pathways. The base of a tree or the side of a rock could be just right. Close to the ground is usually best. Sometimes you may find a special place in the low branches of a tree or bush.

Look for building areas in woods, beaches, meadows, and especially your own backyard! Use only natural materials to build your house, nothing artificial.

Many fairy houses look so natural that they are almost hidden. Have fun building them everywhere, in every season, and enjoy all of your special visitors!



Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pinecones and nuts are just some of the materials you can use. A fairy house built in the woods will look different than one built at the beach!

Different seasons will give constantly changing materials that you can use. Be imaginative!



Be respectful of plants that are growing. Try not to disturb plants that are still living, such as ferns, mosses and flowers. Fairies are careful not to harm anything that is growing.

For more inspiration on how to build a fairy house plus wonderful stories and ideas, check out the award-winning Fairy Houses Series of books and video by Tracy Kane.

The book, Fairy Houses, includes six pages of instructions and the video, Kristen’s Fairy House, comes with a leaflet on building fairy houses.

To see more great pictures of Fairy Houses! – click here!

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  1. Fairy l
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    I love fairies and I love the ideas. Many thanks and smiles,
    Fairy l<3ver 13

  2. Torie
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    I love fairy houses! I can’t wait to build mine!

  3. eeeee5
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    does any one know about a grass or leaf that doesnt shrivel up or turn brown after like a day of being plucked?

  4. kahlia
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    they are wonderful!
    i am going to make one right away.

  5. aqua2601
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    i love fairy house i want to now were is the beast places the make one on the beach or in the woods

  6. Riley
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    I want to suprise mmy girlfriend, by building her many houses and funiture for her fairy garden. She is just starting out. I have a back round in constructon, so this should be easy for me to do. Does anybody know where I can get blueprints for this. I could put the plans together in my head, which i have, but i want every thing to be perfect for her. She desivers the best. Please hlep me out, if you can.

  7. Rebeca Stars
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    Hi i’m new and i have a few questions .1) Do fairys like brown sugar? 2) Will fairys be inside during winter ? 3) Are fae little bug like creatures that fly around? 4) Are fairys mostly out during the day or at night . I only ask because my friend ( who is a believer ) is moving and my parents ( who are non believers ) don’t know one thing about them. I nearly want to make contact with them.

  8. Rebeca Stars
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    BTW. I’m 10 and I wish that i wouldn’t have to go to school so I could make at least a little bit of a fairyhouse. But on the bright side Chrisrmas break is almost here . After next week I will be on my vacation. Oh and my name is Robin not Rebeca Stars.

  9. Rebeca Stars
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    Last night i left a resting area under my bed . I put a bit of a brocken candy cane and a little bit of water . After school TODAY I looked and the food didn’t look like it was touched . Nothing was taken but the water had sparkles in it . I think … A FAIRY VISITED !!! I’M FREAKING OUT HERE !!! THIS IS AMAZING !!!

  10. Rebeca Stars
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    It turns out the hole sparkle in the water thing id a bust , but on a happer note the fae in my house live ” Hershey Kisses ” and tomorrow is the last day befor my Christmas break . Pluss tomorrow is a half day of school !

  11. Rebeca Stars
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    recently a fae has tacken a small nible on a santa ringpop and a icebreaker duo the half strawberry half mint flavor . It blows my mind what the fairies will eat. BTW does anyone even come to this website ? No one will post a thing !

  12. Grandma Judy
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    I came and read all your comments. I now am going to buy what I need to start, and collect twigs etc. to start a fairy neighborhood, with my grandchildren, Emily 7 and Aubry 6. I think they will love it

  13. Jaime
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    Can I make fairy houses with real moss but fake flowers? I want to give it as a house warming gift to my healer. Will the fairies still come if its fake?

  14. Heidi (FaeryCheetah)
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    I’ve got a long ways to go but am starting now! Just need info on how yo get started & what materials to use. Thanks y’all for ur feedbacks.

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