Earl Young Mushroom Houses

Address
109 Mason St

Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone
231-547-2101
Website
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Activity Type
Other
Category
Historic, Museum
Earl Young‘s Half House

See it to believe it! Earl Young built houses from stones and boulders and the creativity in his mind. A self-guided tour map available from the Visitors Center at 109 Mason St. More information and history available at Harsha House Museum.

Earl Young's architecture is a one of a kind and unique sight not to be missed in Charlevoix. He was an architect, realtor and insurance agent, but interestingly he was never actually licensed as an architect. Young's works are made mostly of stone, using limestone, fieldstone, and boulders that he found throughout Northern Michigan. The homes are creatively known as Gnome Homes, Mushroom Houses, or Hobbit Houses. Click here for a complete history of the mushroom houses. 

 
Activity Type
Other
Time to Allow

2 hours

Hiking Difficulty
Easy

See it to believe it! Earl Young built houses from stones and boulders and the creativity in his mind. A self-guided tour map available from the Visitors Center at 109 Mason St. More information and history available at Harsha House Museum.

Earl Young's architecture is a one of a kind and unique sight not to be missed in Charlevoix. He was an architect, realtor and insurance agent, but interestingly he was never actually licensed as an architect. Young's works are made mostly of stone, using limestone, fieldstone, and boulders that he found throughout Northern Michigan. The homes are creatively known as Gnome Homes, Mushroom Houses, or Hobbit Houses. Click here for a complete history of the mushroom houses. 

 
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