On a recent trip to Maine, someone told me about this place called Mackworth Island, very close to Portland, where there are loads of fairy houses. Of course most of them are built by fairies, but you are welcome to build your own, which we did. It was a magical hour, from the drive across the causeway, to the walk to find the “houses”, to the gathering of the materials and the building of ours. Apparently there is a tradition of fairy houses on Monhegan Island, and also at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, but this is really just 10 minutes outside of Portland. I’m not sure how this got started in Maine, but I think it’s something that should happen everywhere. See this book, Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast, to get some inspiration!