Isle of Man Residents have been left mystified recently after a series of tiny houses for fairies popped up across the Island. Taking to Facebook, locals have shared stunning images of the intricate houses – which world-renowned street artists Anonymouse MMX have now claimed responsibility for.


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Measuring on average just 30cm high, the houses have been catching the attention of Manx locals since they appeared in the last few weeks, with social media abuzz trying to work out who has created them.

The Isle of Man is a nation proud of its diverse culture and fascinating heritage – built on legends and folklore stories and tales of giants and fairies. Fairies, or more accurately The Little People, Little Ones or Little Fellows as they are locally referred, were said to intervene in the lives of the ordinary people and many of the original customs and superstitions live on.

Unlike fairies from English fairy tales, The Little People are mischievous and spiteful creatures, most often found hunting on horseback with a pack of hounds around them. They are to be treated with the upmost respect – ask anyone on the Isle of Man and they will tell you that it is custom for locals and visitors alike to give the Little People a greeting when passing over the famous ‘Fairy Bridge’, for various fates await non-believers.

Houses for the Little People have been found in four different spots on the Island, including:

Balaglass Glen

A little Manx house has been found in Ballaglass Glen. A smaller version of the houses you’d find for humans on the Island, the Little Ones that live here can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Glen, with their house sitting next to a trickling stream.

Dhoon Glen

At the other side of the Island stands Dhoon Glen, one of the Island’s most dramatic glens and waterfalls. Here, a beautiful house delicately carved from wood has appeared. Complete with a comfy bed and even a miniature, intricately detailed, map of the Island, The Little Fellows that live here can enjoy stunning views of the waterfall.

Dhoon Glen

Another in Dhoon Glen, this time inside a majestic old tree. With brilliant roots covered in moss and mushrooms growing around the house, it looks truly magical. In this home, the tiny windows have been made using stained glass where each pane is just 3cm in height – a breath-taking sight when the little lights inside are turned on.

Bradda Head

Lastly, a rugged headland that overlooks the beautiful Manx coastline. At the top stands Milner’s Tower, a monument built in 1871. The house here is made from stone and has been designed to replicate the tower, and on looking through the window visitors can feast their eyes upon a tiny banquet table and chairs inside – making it truly fit for a royal.

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The Swedish art collective has claimed responsibility for a series of fairy houses that have popped up on the Isle of Man

A little Manx house has been found in Ballaglass Glen

A smaller version of the houses you’d find for humans on the Island

The Little Ones that live here can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Glen, with their house sitting next to a trickling stream

At the other side of the Island stands Dhoon Glen, one of the Island’s most dramatic glens and waterfalls

Here, a beautiful house delicately carved from wood has appeared

Another in Dhoon Glen, this time inside a majestic old tree

With brilliant roots covered in moss and mushrooms growing around the house, it looks truly magical

A rugged headland that overlooks the beautiful Manx coastline

The house is made from stone and has been designed to replicate the tower