Of the many FINDS in my recent cellar-clean-out, this little house has grabbed my attention. I added the ‘beams’ to an existing felt and cotton and upholstery structure, and asked myself, “How to build a roof?”
After taking a series of pictures just now in the morning light near the spring bulbs and just now emerging but still coiled ferns, I got an idea.
What if I cut a hole in the bottom and positioned it over a fern and watched greenery fill my house? No roof. Open to sky, rain. Filled with the glory that is a fern stretching into its full summery frond.
i LOVE this! as the fern grows, you’ll have an erosion “bundle” happening too—–will be interesting to see at the end of the fall
It IS in keeping with erosion bundles, isn’t it? I think I will go ahead and make the hole and find a fern!!
Oh, this is too wonderful! I hope you will revisit this and show us the fern roof. I wish my little tent could nestle nearby ~ what conversations your house and my tent might have together! I love how you used twigs for your framing. Your little house is both rustic and bohemian at the same time, a log cabin with bohemian draperies for walls! xo Kari
What a fabulous and magical idea, I adore this! Looking forward to seeing its evolution!
thank you Victoria and Kari — I will post pictures. Hole is cut already.
Kari, your mini-tent in the garden and story was an inspiration, here!
I love it, love it love it!
many thanks Kaye and Susie —
I was thinking it was a fabulous box on its own, but how magnificent to have a fern growing in it!
thanks, Robin… that little corner near my side stoop gets quite lush and I’m excited to see it happen over the next many weeks.
What a beautiful little home for the garden! You could grow a city of organic homes. How sweet.
prayer flags are next! but a little condominium complex could be done…
Really like this!
the fern is sending up its first shoot as I type! thanks, Deb.