Our mission is to build as many ecologically friendly fairy houses around the world as possible. We strive to foster community, environmental awareness, love of the outdoors, and creativity with this endeavor.
Through the Fairy House Experiment, we hope to create joy and presence in the hearts of the young and old through fairy house building.
We value bringing well-being to the lives of others by creating programs that are nature based. Such programs may include outdoor yoga, walks, and hikes, as well as creative indoor and outdoor events and activities.
Our programming and effort is made possible with the partnership of Sijahk Yoga, LLC.
We strive to provide creative programs and products to brighten the day of anyone in need.
In the summer of 2017, I had the idea to create and host a Healing Fairy Retreat at a yoga center in northeastern Pennsylvania. Despite my loving intentions, hard work, and collaboration, my dream of holding a fairy retreat did not materialize. I was disappointed, but in creating this retreat, I had reconnected with my childhood. As a child, I spent a large amount of time in the forest playing. Quiet time in nature was calming to me, and I would get a lot of creative ideas by going outside. As an adult, I found the outdoor rituals I created in my fairy retreat to be healing. I felt a strong connection to all of nature, and my closest friends were supportive of me on my unique journey. On April 28, 2018, I received the following email from a dear friend about her daughter:
Lily worked on making a fairy house this afternoon. She made it from twigs, rocks, shells, and grass. She hopes to attract fairies to it. :) I thought you might like to see a picture!
Did you know that you don't need a fancy kit to build a fairy house? Scroll down to see Lily's fairy house that left no footprint behind.
Lily's organic fairy house inspired me to create the Fairy House Experiment, as well as variety of joyful stories, products, and programs to support the love of nature in the world.
Here at the Fairy House Experiment, it is our hope to inspire people to get outside and build fairy houses from items found in nature. No kits, tools, or man-made building materials are required!
With this intention, we hope to see a movement grow all over the world where the young and old are turning off their TVs and devices and spending time in nature building fairy houses.
Fairy house building is for everyone! Sit down with a friend, parent, or caregiver and think about the type of fairy house you would like to create. What natural items would you like to include in your fairy house? What type of fairy would you like to attract? For ideas, please scroll down to our Photo Gallery for fairy house picture examples.
Grab a friend, parent, or loved one and take a walk outside. Look around and find the perfect place to build your house. If you do not have access to the outdoors, is there a place inside your home where you could build your fairy house? If you are building your fairy house inside, you may want to walk around your home and consider using items that can be upcycled to build your fairy house.
As you are walking around outside or in your home, notice what comes into your sight. The fairies will leave you beautiful items to support your fairy house building. Here are some natural materials you could use to create your fairy house:
If you are not able to get outside or are unable to find the above items, you can get creative and draw or make these items out of craft or recycled materials around your home. The fairies will still visit your fairy house!
Parents & Caregivers: Please only use age-appropriate materials for your child to build their fairy house.
Enjoy the process and begin building your fairy house. Let your heart guide the way to designing a house that fairies will love to visit.
Fairies love when you add a special touch to your fairy house. Adding a personal touch is is like adding your thumbprint for all fairies flying by to see. They will recognize your work by your unique item. Lily added a seashell to her house, and she was surprised when a water fairy stopped by to visit.
We are encouraging all children who become Fairy House Experiment Builders to include a water element in their houses in 2020. We heard from Fairy Central (the famous Fairy Newspaper) that water fairies are looking for places to stay overnight as they make their trek to visit and preserve local ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and oceans. They look for shells, dewy leaves or grasses, smooth pebbles, and rocks as they pick their house to visit. Even drawing a picture of one of these water elements will attract a fairy!!
Visit your fairy house daily. You never know when a fairy may stop by and leave you a present! Fairies also like special treats like a thimble full of water or a bit of chocolate to make them comfortable during their stay.
Please know that if you build your fairy house outside, the fairies do not want you to become discouraged if another animal like a chipmunk, squirrel, or deer accidentally knock down part of your fairy house. Just rebuild with a joyful heart and remember that the fairies are watching!
Don‘t forget to take a photo of your fairy house! If you are not an adult, ask a loved one to take a picture of your fairy house. .
If you are an adult, share your fairy house picture on our Facebook page so we can count how many fairy houses are being built and showcase the variety of fairy houses created. Share on Facebook
I started the Fairy House Experiment out of my love for children and their boundless joy and creativity. I believe that when we connect to our heart's true joy, we can positively impact the world.
It is my personal mission to use my creativity to be of service so that every person I interact with is inspired to live the best life they can live.
It is my hope that the Fairy House Experiment will get millions of people out connecting with nature while raising awareness for amazing causes.
My ambassadors are people I believe are making a difference in the world by shining and living their truth. I know that the more we support each other, the greater the impact and abundance we can share with the world.
No one truly does anything great alone.
I work as the Clinical Support Specialist at Our Clubhouse, and I offer hypnotherapy, coaching, and healing sessions at my private practice. When I am not working, you will find me at ice hockey with my family or bird watching on the porch with my dog Cookie.
Jennifer Boller is an author who loves creating humorous and touching stories of small-town life with quirky, memorable characters. She writes fiction for children and adults, and lives in southwestern Pennsylvania. Check out her new book
Laurie is the owner of Eclectique in Latrobe, PA. She has a business management background, but found painting, sewing, and crafting to be an enjoyable stress relief. Laurie specializes in making her products on a variety of surfaces that are often upcycled from a wide range of repurposed materials. At her store, you will find Laurie's own hand-crafted items as well as a unique inventory of antiques, vintage, local artisan craft work of decor, furniture, doll clothing, chocolates, body lotions, soaps and more.
Adult and children’s craft classes are held monthly at the studio in Latrobe.
Laurie is also a beloved volunteer at Our Clubhouse and was recently named the New Member of the Year 2018 by the Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s organization.
Amy Fratto is the program coordinator at Our Clubhouse Westmoreland. She is a Reiki Master and has received training in a variety of healing modalities. She loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking, biking, and spending time in nature with her family.
Mike is an extraordinary artist and teacher. His artwork and characters can be found at @irradiantsunlight on Instagram. He shares his original artwork with the Fairy House Experiment to raise money for Our Clubhouse Westmoreland. Mike has been a volunteer at Our Clubhouse since its opening in August of 2015. Besides working, attending school, and creating amazing artwork, Mike holds Family Drawing classes frequently at the clubhouse.
Parvati Victoria Goodwin is the owner of Blissful Yoga. She is a strong believer in the value of a regular personal practice. Beginning in 2000, she found that a consistent regimen of yoga and meditation helped her to manage a chronic pain condition. She has been an avid student ever since, completing her first teacher training program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2006; Yoga Dance, a yogic study of movement through the Chakras, and continuing on to earn certifications in Vinyasa, 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yin, and Children’s Yoga. A yoga teacher for 13 years, she is also a Spiritual Life Coach,the name of that business is Sacred Empowerment Mentoring and she is an Intuitive Energy Healer.
Her passion and calling have led her to extended stays in India where she has spent undisturbed time in meditation, exploration, and the study of Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda. Victoria describes her trips as “magical”, bringing mind, body, and spirit into a united surrender to faith. Victoria’s yoga classes are a blend of the physical practice of yoga along with the teachings of ancient yoga philosophy to guide each student deeper into themselves to find the magic within. She offers yoga retreats to share these immersive and transformative spiritual experiences with her students and other seekers. Her trips include daily asana and spiritual practice, immersion in local yogic culture, and travel through ancient spiritual centers.
Abby Ziegler is the Family and Youth Program Manager at Our Clubhouse. She is a certified child life specialist and hosts a variety of programs at Our Clubhouse including Kids Fest, Pediatric Cancer Bereavement Group, CLIMB, and Camp Clubhouse. She also co-facilitates a compassion fatigue program for nurses on the bone marrow and pediatric oncology units. Abby enjoys spending her free time with friends, family, and her two cats Mo and Bee!
The Fairy House Experiment hopes to raise awareness for organizations that instill hope in their communities, as well as the world.
If you are interested in making a donation to one of these organizations, please follow the link to each organization's website to make a donation.
The Fairy House Experiment is independent of and not endorsed or sponsored by any of the following organizations.
The Blackburn Center advocates for the rights of all individuals to live free from domestic and sexual violence, as well as and other forms of violence, by eliminating the root causes of this violence and providing for the well-being and safety of survivors/victims.
Click here to make a donation to Blackburn Center.
Please check out the video to learn more about this amazing organization and their Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event (17:38-27:15 of this video is dedicated to Blackburn Center).
The Fairy House Experiment is independent of and not endorsed or sponsored by the Blackburn Center.
Our Clubhouse believes that no one should face cancer alone, and it is their mission to create welcoming communities of support for anyone touched by cancer.
Click here to make a donation to Our Clubhouse
Please check out the video to learn more about this amazing organization
The Fairy House Experiment is independent of and not endorsed or sponsored by Our Clubhouse.
The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
By utilizing the ocean currents to their advantage, their passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time.
Click here to make a donation to the Ocean Cleanup.
Please check out the video to learn more about this amazing organization!
The Fairy House Experiment is independent of and not endorsed or sponsored by The Ocean Cleanup.
Thank you to all ambassadors who hosted an event in 2019!!
2020 events coming soon!
With this purchase, you will receive a three paneled card in the mail that displays the picture of each Fairy Tree Rune and the Fairy Tree Rune meaning so you can design your own set.
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With this purchase, you will receive a three paneled card that displays the picture of each Fairy Tree Rune and the Fairy Tree Rune meaning, as well as a set of 24 hand drawn wooden Fairy Tree Runes in a black chiffon bag. Please expect variations in size and color of the wooden circles and the quality of pictures due to the hand crafted nature of this product. Each Fairy Tree Rune set is unique.
In addition, due to the wooden nature of these runes, please expect wear and tear with use. The bark on the sides of the wooden circles can age and pieces can fall off into your bag.
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What do you want to illuminate in your life?
Join Christine Sumner and Laurie Corbett for a new monthly group the week of the full moon, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6-8pm. Attend in person or pick up a kit and attend on ZOOM. An attachment piece, mini moon consultation, and full moon class is included every month. Start with the wreath any time this year for your first class.