It's made from old packaging boxes and covered with poster board and scrapbook paper. Currently housed on top of my breakfast bar, it spans an area of 5 x 2.5 feet. It has a seating area/garden in front because immediately behind the house is my kitchen sink.
The house is 5 separate detachable pieces; the stairs, the brown entryway, the main house and the 2 black roofs. Although it does look orange in the photos, the main house is actually a lighter red than the door.
The wall on the left side of the house is flush to have room for a parking area. If you look in the top left of the photo you can see I did not finish the sides of the roof and I don't plan to. I ran out of black poster board due to poor design strategy and was too annoyed to go get more.
Even though it's unfinished, I'm still pleased with both roof tops. For the windows I had to bust out my Gypsy and Cricket machine to make uniform cuts. Each window is 5 different pieces of scrapbook paper. Some of the "curtains" hang straight and others flare out.
Oh, look, a visitor! Who can she be?
My goodness, it's a custom Marissa from Chynadoll Creations! The very first visitor is my very first One Of A Kind doll. She arrived complete with a sexy pink outfit, jewelry, bag, shoes and a stylish french braid hairdo. Thanks, Chynadoll!
Marissa stopped by to pick up her niece, Juliet. What her niece was doing with Jordan I have no idea. Maybe they are cousins or something, who knows? Anyway, say goodbye, Juliet.
Marissa is ready for her closeup!
So, I have figured out that Jordan lives here simply because I used her to measure the height of the door since she's my tallest doll, therefore she got dibs. Max (blue shorts) lives here because that's his car and it fits in the space. Claudia is Jordan's girlfriend but she doesn't live here and all those other people are just visiting.
For the longest time Max and his guest were perpetually on the way to the airport, but now he has a home to finally return to.
Jordan and Claudia enjoying the garden. I was going to stain those chairs but now I'm glad I didn't. The color would have clashed with the house.
And here's the house late at night. All my lights are off and the illumination is just coming from the two Big Lots lights at the doorway and I'm holding one in my hand.
To date, this has literally been my biggest project. The house will remain a facade for exterior shots only. I just don't have the room, or the inclination really, to give it an interior as well. At some point I'm going to have to take this down and I've constructed it so that separated and flattened, it's no more than 2 x 18 inches. Even unfinished, I'm going to put this one in the "success" column.