| I first
discovered Fairy Houses on a vacation
to Monhegan Island-15 years ago. Monhegan is a summer
favorite for artists with it's remote location 12 miles off the Maine
Coast. For at least 80 years, these little houses have been
appearing in the thickets and woods on the seemingly uninhabited
backside of the island.
Fairy houses use only materials "offered" by nature - pieces
of bark, dry grass, berries lying on the ground, pine cones, acorns,
stones, seeds, shells, feathers, dry pods, sticks, dried thistles, milk
weed pods, etc.