1990 Elves dwellings (Various locations)
To build an elf house is as much a way to reconnect with childhood, as it is to create a bond with a pristine environment.
For an architect, as for a child, it all starts with hunting for the natural building materials that are found in the woods. All you need is sticks, moss, small stones, pine cones, leaves. Perhaps even a feather or fallen flower for extra decoration and as a welcoming gift to their new home.
Once they have settled in your “housing project”, you must treat them with respect; they are very territorial, and upsetting their dwelling and congregation places can lead to mayhem for those creating the disturbance.
Elves lore is woven into the magic of the land, where they are as much a part of an unseen universe as they are a part of nature itself.
It then makes sense that they have inspired environmental movements that fight against construction projects harming territories where it is believed they live.
In my mind, designing and building elves’ houses is a charming way to proclaim the value of nature and becomes a ritualistic attempt to protect something meaningful.