Gnome Homes

Did you know that gnomes are everywhere?

Legend has it that flowers and trees provide a sanctuary for gnomes. In return, the gnomes protect the flora from harm.  If you build a gnome home made of twigs, rocks, leaves and pedals, they may honor your efforts by taking up residence over night!

I recently had the privilege of assisting a group of 5th graders construct gnome homes and fairy houses at Deer Creek Center.  Between lessons at their Fall in the Field program, a group of students went down to the creek and constructed these tiny dwellings from found, natural materials.  It was a mix of environmental art, Celtic mythology and just plain fun.  Their creativity was inspirational!

Photos by Amy Post:

  1. A watery mini-mermaid dwelling
  2. A stone fairy home
  3. A thatched roof for this elaborate gnome home

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