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Dollhouses built from scratch aka dollhouses built by oneself

This page is reserved for dollhouses that are not bought or made from kits. One of a kind dollhouses created for yourself, family or friends. Have you ever created a dollhouse based on your own home, or a home that belonged to your family?

For a list of translations for the word dollhouse, see dollhouse

Celebrities own dollhouses, and they are featured in movies as well as commercials, and in newspaper articles - see celebrity dollhouses

How to make a dollhouse and dollhouses redone.

How would you go about shipping, mailing or moving your dollhouse? See mailing minis

If you are new to the dollhouse hobby, take a look at DIY tricks of the trade and tools of the trade. Short on cash or prefer to use materials on hand?  Check out the trash minis pages.


Chalet storefront - 1/12th scale model - Dollhouse

Links to dollhouses

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  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Inherited Dollhouse - By Eye-fi , Ruth Frank got this wonderful dh from a friend. Apparently FIL had built the house and family was unable to use it! Lucky Ruth!!!!

Peter Hermann House - by Ibbminis



  • Blogs concentrating on dollhouses built by oneself or categories/labels about it in blogs

 Tynietown - Susan Grimshaw wrote articles for Nutshell News and other magazines. The site contains her very interesting collection of antique doll houses and miniatures, describing  in great detail how she restored them. It also includes her wonderful contemporary collection of well known artisans since the 80’s til now, informative auction reports and some show reports (notebook tab). Straightforward and experienced opinions.





  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to dollhouses built by oneself.



Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making dollhouses built by oneself.

Heritage Laserworks - wood trim


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for dollhouses built by oneself in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.




  • Books about miniature dollhouses built by oneself (also books with chapters about them)

A Beginners Guide to the Dolls House Hobby  - by Jean Nisbet

The Big Book of the Dolls House - by Jean Nisbet

How to Make your Dolls House Special - by Beryl Armstrong

In Miniature Style - by Christine Verstraede

The Decorated Doll House - by Jessica Ridley

The ABC’s of Dollhouse Finishing - by Barbara Warner




Instructions for miniatures




Miniature printables





  • Wallpapers that go well with dollhouses built by oneself




Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to dollhouses built by oneself





  • links to sites showing how to make items related to dollhouses built by oneself

Farmhouse Plans - from Canadian Woodworking. A perfect starter dollhouse for your little girl, free plans and directions.



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject 

How to Make a Stone House from Cardboard
 - from Little Gear



Research/ Inspiration







Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages
  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject




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