How and with what would fairies build their houses? They need them because of the ridiculous number and variety of predators targeting them and the unforgiving weather. However, I don’t know with what they would build them, and how anything that they build would hold up. Their houses need to have roofs and possibly doors. There is very little magic in my world, and the weak magic that fairies have access to couldn’t help them.
I have multiple different strains of fairies (one lives in a desert, one in a forest, one underground in caves, and one underwater), however the only strains I’m worried about are desert and forest. Desert fairies are (on average) 2 1/2 inches tall and forest fairies are (on average) 4 inches tall.
My fairies have very poor memory, but other than that, their intelligence is very close to a human’s. Their tech level is very primitive except for a few that live in human towns and cities. They’re omnivorous and their predators are basically anything that’ll eat mice and/or bugs. They are very weak and have the endurance of a hummingbird. They are also diurnal. They can fly, however not for very long, but they can fly pretty high. They can also hover.
I should probably also mention the weather... the climate is very cold, so their nests/houses need insulation, and lots of it. It also rains often, and it’s pretty windy, too.