How To Build A Miniature Stone House
Due to numerous requests, I am offering two-day workshops on building your own mini stone house for your fairy or mini garden, model railroad, terrarium, toad abode, aquarium, etc.
The workshop will be held in an outdoor setting in Nebo, NC every Thursday and Friday thru spring and summer. Class size will be small, 2-3 people, with two full days of individual instruction and building. Cost is $150, the same as purchasing one on my etsy shop. You will leave with a completed mini house and the knowledge to build more. All materials provided.
The class is an introduction to miniature stone masonry; how to select and lay stone drystack style with concrete to create a mini stone house. I use no wood or glues and adhesives so these are truly weather hardy and should last indefinitely.
I am often asked, ”Where can I get the stone you use?” Below is a piece built nearly 20 years ago with stone literally at my feet, from my gravel driveway. At the time I was more concerned with developing a method of building a lasting wall and not so much the stone’s appearance although over time it has been a fine example of a proven method.
Below is another example of available stone, native to my property in western NC, in this case under my feet.
The stone below is most difficult to come by because it is from splitting large rock or sometimes remnants of a drystone wall or patio project.
And below, most people’s favorite, is river stone. More stone suppliers now carry this and other decorative stone in many sizes.
A word of advice to the novice if planning to purchase stone for a mini house project; you will need a supply far greater than than the end result because of the infinite possibility of shape requirements.