Workshop – Build Your Own Fairy House

A small fairy house sits in between two large boulders, one is covered in green moss. The house has a steep, brown roof.  The red front door has five stone steps that lead up to it.

WHEN: The next beginner fairy cottage workshop will be November 3-6, 2022, in Ojai, CA. It will begin Thursday afternoon at 3pm (PDT), and end on Sunday at noon (PST). It will be an intimate group of no more than 5 students.

WHERE: We will be working mostly outdoors, at a private studio, on a covered terrace with a stunning view of the Topa Topa mountains. The studio is between Ojai and Oakview. Exact address will be given upon registration.

COST: The three-day workshop is $350.

To hold your space, a deposit of $150 is required at registration, and the balance of $250 is required by October 31, 2022.

Fill out this registration form and you’ll be contacted with exact address and further information.


A view of a shaded backyard framed by very old oak trees. In the distance is a fence line, and beyond that, a mountain range. It is the view from the terrace where students will be working.
View from the terrace where you’ll be working.
  • lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • snacks and drinks daily
  • all instruction
  • all supplies
  • a blessing on your completed cottage
  • discussion of the fairy realm in today’s world


  • a jacket for chilly evenings (average day temps 70º, nights 50º)
  • old clothes/shoes you can make a mess in
  • special, small, meaningful pebbles, trinkets, or crystals to put onto your cottage (like a hagstone)
  • a pair of regular scissors (not your “good scissors”!)
  • needle-nosed pliers and pruning shears are helpful, but not required.
  • a few interesting twigs, about 10″ long and no bigger around than your thumb. Don’t worry if you don’t have them…we’ll go on a twig hunt first thing on Thursday.
Five small bone-colored hagstones, which are stones with naturally-occurring holes in them. Each stone has one or two holes.


If you are flying, the big airports are Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank (BUR) and the nearest, Santa Barbara (SBA). You will need either a rental car,, or to get from the airport to Ojai and around town when you go to dinner and/or your hotel.

There is the local which is inexpensive ($1.50 per ride) and has a stop a couple blocks from our studio (Woodland and Highway 33).

Need accommodations? Here’s a list of local hotels, campgrounds, or AirBnB’s.

ADVANCED STUDENTS: If you are a returning student, just enroll in any beginner workshop and I will teach you any 3 of the following techniques while you build another house.

  • fairy glass for the windows
  • lighting a cottage
  • adding a chimney
  • crafting your own forms for doors and windows
  • make a “playhouse” with a second floor
  • make a turret cylinder


9-12pm XXXSand ActivationStone wallsFairy cottage blessings
12-1:30pm XXXLunch (provided)Lunch (provided)Workshop ends
3-5pmTwig HuntTwig framesRoof
5-7pmDinner on ownDinner on ownDinner on own
7-8pmStudio HousekeepingOptional: Fairy Realm discussion
or keep working
Option to return and keep working
9pmLights outLights outLights out
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