Spirit House – Yewberry

Spirit House

When my son was young (I think he was 9 or 10) he started spontaneously building these little houses from found materials around our yard.  Each consisted of a circular bed of crushed stone from our driveway and various bits of plant material woven and stacked to form a hollow dome.He called them Spirit Houses, and I suddenly understood the inspiration behind them.  He’d been watching a lot of Hayao Miyazaki films and become completely fascinated with idea of an unseen world of spirits and ghosts. 

Spirit House Interior

He told me the houses would give these creatures a place to rest before moving elsewhere, like little wayside hotels.  He informed me that “they travel a lot.”

Spirit House Doorbell

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