Dollhouse is a miniature replica of a standard house. For the last century, dollhouses have primarily been the domain of children but their collection and crafting have also fascinated a large number of adults. Due to its delicacy and design complexity, very young children should be restricted from the access to these domestic replicas.
Today’s dollhouse traces its history directly back about four hundred years to the “baby houses” of Europe. As time went on smaller doll houses with more realistic exteriors became evident in Europe. The term dollhouse is common in the United States and Canada. Doll’s house or dollshouse is common in UK.
Queen’s Mary’s Dolls’ House is one of the most famous and well-planned dollhouses. It was designed in 1924 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary. Dollhouses are available in many designs and styles. It may be a simple metal Triang mock Tudor houses of the 1930s or modern dolls house and replicas of various styles and architectures throughout history. Dollhouses and miniatures is the second biggest hobby in the United Kingdom. There have been several standard scales in dolls houses over the years.
The creation of dollhouse is a hobby open to many. There are a number of magazines on the subject. Dollhouse clubs and online chat rooms let you talk to other miniaturists.