Brownie House – Move in Ready!

Brownies are flightless fairy folk, similar to a hobgoblin, who love to fix things that are broken and improving them where possible. They do not like to be seen and will only work at night, traditionally in exchange for small gifts of food. Among food, they especially enjoy porridge and honey. Also, when ingredients are left out, they will bake something delicious, although they always attempt to make it into a dessert.

My husband sometimes gets focused on a project and can’t be swayed to do anything else until the project is complete. This one was no different.

A few years ago, we had a tree in the front yard die. As it wasn’t near any power lines or neighbors homes, he felled it himself. When I asked him why he cut it so high up, he told me it was a surprise. Later that week he showed me his vision, our address was carved into the tree facing the street.

The numbers now have been there for about four years. To this day, we still get folks saying they couldn’t see our address… They usually do the ‘head-smack’ when we point out the tree.

Last week, he had another brainstorm. I came home to the sound of a table saw and the smell of cedar. I couldn’t figure out what he was making until he had the roof together. I then had to be a b*tch and noted that there needs to be a chimney on it!


He made me a base and I ‘mortared’ on pea gravel with hot glue.



He then made a door and windows.


My hubby is all about detail. Detail, detail, detail. You just can’t have enough of it! He even found something that would work for a doorknob. Don’t forget the keyhole!


So this is the backside of the address tree. Which is now a Brownie house! I can’t wait for my landscaping Brownie to move in and help me with my gardening tasks.

33 thoughts on “Brownie House – Move in Ready!

    • I would love to bring my husband (and furchildren) all to your East coast and build a Brownie house for you!
      I think the cost to stump out an old tree is more expensive than to turn it into a Brownie house. I’ll have to see if anyone has marketed this stuff yet….
      His work ethic is excellent at work. However, at home, sometimes the broken washing machine will sit while a Brownie house is constructed… It’s aaaall good. =-)

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  1. This is awesome! I love how creative your hubby is, he did a great job. I think it would be awesome to be able to carve wood well, one day I’ll learn. Seems you’ve got an awfully big Brownie in your house. 😉

    I really like the new addition to the address tree, so much fun. Great post and creativity.


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