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Even Adults Would Love These 30 Amazing Dollhouses

Even Adults Would Love These 30 Amazing Dollhouses
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When you were little, did you play with a dollhouse that just wasn’t everything you dreamed it would be? So maybe you took cardboard and construction paper and made additions. Maybe you found Christmas lights, wrapped them in tulle to create an ethereal or underwater effect for your mermaids and mermen. Or maybe you converted an old tree trunk and made a Middle Earth worthy hobbit home.

Wherever your imagination took you as a child, now that you are older, maybe it’s time to reclaim that imagination.

And now that you live in an internet connected world that allows you not only to see the wild creations of others, but offers also step-by-step instructions, how to videos, and niche stores supplying amazing miniatures to complete and compliment your one of a kind dream home, you can do almost ANYTHING!

Whatever your taste is, take a look at these 30 thoughtful and AMAZING doll’s houses! And let the world of miniatures engulf you once again.

1. Shabby Chic Simple

Who says all dollhouses have to be pink?! Maybe you live in boxy modern efficiency but are dreaming about white lace and roses on a mossy shoal somewhere. With this charming cottage from Cinderella Moments by Caroline Dupuis, you can welcome this breath of fresh air on a window ledge or side table and dwell in possibilities.

La Maison de Ville Dollhouse by Caroline Dupuise of Cinderella Moments

    2. A Different Sort of Tree House

    Starting from scratch might mean just taking a walk in the woods. A tree stump might just be laying around begging for a second life as a mouse dollhouse. This house by Maddie Brindley can be found complete with instructions at Mad’s Mouse House on WordPress with more information about the craftsman.

    Mad Mouse House by Maddie Brindley

      3. Striking the right note

      One person’s junk is another person’s treasure-to-be! A warped or broken guitar can be the home of fanciful play again. Take a look at Fairy Meadow Miniatures’ guitar dollhouse. For pictures of the work in progress, check out their website.

      Guitar Doll House by Fairy Meadow Miniatures

        4. A Grounded Type of Dollhouse

        You knew with a reference to J.R. R. Tolkiens’ Middle Earth that I was going to have one Hobbit House. And here it is! You don’t have to fly to New Zealand, but it could take a year to build one just like Maddie Chambers. For more incredible inside pictures, visit Mads Hobbit Hole on wordpress.

        Miniature Hobbit House by Maddie Chambers

          5. So you feel like turning Japanese . . .

          Like the 80s English band, The Vapors, you might feel like turning Japanese, but of course you can’t. You might not be able to move to Japan or even buy sushi where you live. But you could have your own amazing miniature Japanese doll house! This one is sold as a kit from Billy, a Japanese dollhouse company.

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          Billy Japanese Doll House

            6. Dreams of being a gypsy

            Maybe your dreams are of roaming the European countryside as rambling gypsy. With the advent of laser cutting printers, dollhouses can come in any shape or size, like the 8″ caravan from Michelle’s Miniatures.

            Michele's Miniatures Caravan Wagon

              7. Maybe more mod!

              Your style might be more retro or just rainbow if you love Love LOVE this stylish gym. This Kaleidoscope home can only be found on Ebay or Craigslist for the time being, but what a special dollhouse it would be!

              Kaleidoscope House

                8. A mini-modernist on your hands

                The opposite of a Victoria doll house that was the idol of my youth is this mini-modern masterpiece. Called the Bennet House on many websites, the secondary market might be the only place it exists anymore!

                The Bennet House

                  8. Real Retro

                  If you don’t mind searching the globe and the timeline, you might find this, the Plattenbau-Hochhaus from 1966. Talk about a charmer! But how could you dare play with this one!

                  Plattenbau-Hochhaus

                    9. Castle estate, take me away!

                    If capturing another century versus a decade is your thing, and you always felt you would be suited for the royal treatment, then this laser cut castle doll house is your thing. I couldn’t find the kit for sale, but it might be possible to find a video with the step-by-step laser saw demonstration. One can dream and wish upon a star I suppose!

                    Castle from Laser Tutorial Video

                      10. True Royalty Only

                      Maybe you could be a billionaire these days and get something comparable to the exact dollhouse of Queen Mary which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924. This picture is of the house’s moving day in 1924. If you want to see the castle in person, you’ll need to plan a trip to Windsor Castle. I think it might be worth it.

                      Queen Mary's Doll House now on display at Windsor Castle.

                        11. Very Victorian

                        If you want a Victorian dollhouse, your choices are innumerable. There are examples of every possible color combination and scale. This is a classic one pictured on several websites. There is sure to be a kit to start with that will make your very Victorian heart skip a beat.

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                        Very Victorian

                          12. Something That Could Be From Lemony Snickets

                          Victorian doll houses with or without extensive gingerbread detail can call out to you even from childhood classic books and movies, like Lemony Snickets or James and the Giant Peach. The coffee stain aging is just inspired.

                          Story Book Quality Victorian Dollhouse

                            12. Maybe something more grown-up from Tim Burton

                            Maybe scary really is your thing or you just have a dark side, Tim Burton style? Well, the internet is populated with amazing doll houses that fit that bill! Here is one that is very Beetle Juice.

                             Beetle Juice Doll House

                              13. Very haunted memories

                              If that wasn’t scary enough, this won’t be either, because the charming house from Amityville seduces it’s victims into feeling like they are in an ideal New England farmhouse, right before all things go terribly, terribly wrong. What a beauty of movie memorabilia or fan art.

                              Amityville Dollhouse

                                14. Not to be play with….ever…

                                Some dollhouses do not ask to be played with, like this one that has been described as the Tim Burton Dollhouse. It looks like the place where Edward Scissorhands might reside. It seems also to scream RUN THE OTHER WAY!

                                Tim Burton Haunted All the Way Doll House

                                  15. Have you heard of Rob Heard?

                                  Rob Heard’s sculptures are dollhouses elevated to gravity defying art! I don’t know if there is any child in the world lucky enough to play within one of these masterpieces, but if so, they are fantastically fortunate. Did I say gravity defying?!

                                  Rob Heard House

                                    16. Buying a boutique of miniatures

                                    If shopping nonstop is your dream and fantasy, then maybe a London boutique dollhouse is what you are yearning for. This one will be on display at the Kinsington Dollshow in London this May 2015. Just bring the mall home, won’t you?

                                    Boutique Dollhouse at Kinsington Dollshow 2015

                                      17. A dollhouse right out of a book

                                      Some dollhouses are made right out of books, literally! If you crack open one of these, you’ll find teeny, tiny, itty, bitty books even inside. You might even need a magnifying glass to enjoy all the details.

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                                        18. An adorable adobe dollhouse

                                        If you want something more south of the border, this adorable adobe might be just right for you. Check out any culture you are interested in and just know you can create in miniature a dollhouse to satisfy your globe trotting desires.

                                        Adobe Doll House

                                          19. Exceptional Chinese academia dollhouse

                                          The doors of learning are wide open if you want to build a school for your dolls. This replica of a chinese academy comes ready to assemble in a kit like any other dollhouse.

                                          Chinese Academia Dollhouse Kit

                                            20. Blow your own horn

                                            For centuries shells and horns were made into, well, horns, but how many have been made into a fairy house? This slightly creepy fantasy creation is still amazing.

                                            Dollhouse made from a horn

                                              21. So simple, a child could assemble ANY WAY THEY WANT!

                                              When I came upon her website, I got a little excited. Because not only are the houses attractive, but pieces can be traded out and interlocked. This is a city of Lille. For more, go check out Lille Hussets House..

                                              Lilly Husset Paper Doll Houses

                                                22. A shoe in

                                                Maybe you have so many dolls you don’t know what to do, so you might need this shoe, or rather, boot house. There are dozens of styles online, and wouldn’t it be a fun challenge to turn a boot into a house for little dolls.

                                                boot doll house

                                                  22. 3-2-1 LIFT OFF!!

                                                  I looked and looked and finally found, a ROCKET SHIP DOLL HOUSE!!! I’m not even sure how on earth I found this out of this world creation, but I know I was disappointed to find that it seems to out of stock. But why not make one from scratch? Who says a dollhouse has to be a house?! Maybe we need to build some space station houses.

                                                  Discovery Space Dollhouse

                                                    23. Repurposefull

                                                    It’s not a word, repurposefull, but this isn’t a dollhouse anymore either. A reversal of the theme of taking other things and making them into dollhouses, this is a dollhouse turned into shelving space in a laundry room. Kind of makes me sad.

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                                                    Repurposed Dollhouse

                                                      24. Living the Fabulous Life

                                                      There were no quirky self-made dollhouses that were also cruise ships, but I have to include the Barbie or Glamour Gal cruise ships because they are sometimes bigger than the dream houses. Some are bigger than children’s bookcases. Although all plastic, they are fabulous, and I miss mine!

                                                      Cruiseship

                                                        25. The artist’s den of dollhouses

                                                        I hadn’t thought about it, but recreating an artist’s studio would be amazing. Take a look at Frida’s!  The details include prints of her own artwork as well as a miniature Frida in her iconic pose.

                                                        Frida's Art Studio Dollhouse

                                                          26. One that casts a spell

                                                          This Voodoo House by Laura Denison is a rich beauty. Instead of scary, it is just charming. For more of her creations you can check out her at G 45 Papers on Typepad. The layering and texture of color and patterns are a feast for the eyes. The little lamps and chandeliers are adorable. Wait!  Is that a skull on the floor…?!

                                                          LAURA DENISON VOODOO HOUSE

                                                            27. Green with envy

                                                            This dollhouse seems to rise right out of a coffee table, and not a small one either. It is a rich green with lots of detail. My legs get tired just looking at the winding staircase the dolls would have to climb.

                                                            green doll house

                                                              28. Fantasy creation indeed!

                                                              Frogmorton seems to specialize in dollhouses from the fairy-gnome territory. This one seems to be a living tree house grown by Mother Nature herself for some of her forest dwelling family. For more dreamy designs, look into Frogmorton.

                                                              Treehouse by Frogmorton

                                                                29. Go green! dollhouse

                                                                For the environmentally conscious raising the next generation of earth caretakers, some dollhouses are seriously green, employing windmills and solar panels. This Planstoy Green Dollhouse is even supplied with recycle bins for all sorts of materials. Talk about raising the next generation to love their mother earth!

                                                                Plantoys Green Dollhouse

                                                                  30. In an old house in Paris, that was covered in vines…

                                                                  I had to pick a stopping point, so the Old House In Paris is it. I own one of these houses and have many of the dolls and furnishings. The book was a favorite from childhood. The movies j’adore! I love that spunky sprite Madeline. So when I came across this dollhouse sitting in a consignment store, I was stunned. They do not sell these in the United States, so I had not seen or heard of them. And I’m an adult and have long stopped watching Madeline’s adventures.

                                                                  But because I had started reading the books to my daughter, I couldn’t resist bringing this dollhouse into my home with as many of Madeline’s friends as I could find on Ebay! I think I might enjoy it more than my kid, and I do get excited when I find an item here or there. The doorbell works. The lantern lights up. I can get plenty of accessories. And I even have Miss Clavel. And one day I’ll get Genevieve the dog!  ….FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN….of course!

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                                                                    Featured photo credit: Rob Heard via robheard.co.uk

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                                                                    100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                    100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                                                    Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                                    By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                                    Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                                    83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                                      84 write random letter

                                                                        85 use a rubberband

                                                                          86 dorm smell bad

                                                                            87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                                              89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                                                90 take a picture of the name card

                                                                                  91 iron inside out

                                                                                    92 old newspaper

                                                                                      93 tumble try shoes

                                                                                        keep a card like this

                                                                                          SONY DSC

                                                                                            94 soap bar

                                                                                              95 make a hole

                                                                                                96 drop the battery

                                                                                                  97 use a coozie

                                                                                                    98 when taking a picture

                                                                                                      use a clean dust pan

                                                                                                        try a pants hanger

                                                                                                          use your cellphone light

                                                                                                            use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                                              quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                                                user binder clips

                                                                                                                  wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                                    put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                                      clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                                        use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                                          doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                                            use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                                              use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                                                freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                                                  use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                                    almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                                      sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                                        unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                                          cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                                            remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                                              turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                                                for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                                                  how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                                    tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                                      place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                                        ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                                          use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                                            take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                                              how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                                                put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                                                  How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                                    user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                                      good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                                        turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                                          50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                                            the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                                              add one teaspoon of baking soda

                                                                                                                                                                                38

                                                                                                                                                                                  hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                                    stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                                      the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                        how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                                          the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                                            use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                                              to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                                                user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                                                  a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                    rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                                      use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                                                        50

                                                                                                                                                                                                          51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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