Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Half Scale Custom Dollhouse: La Maison de Campagne

I don't do many half scale(1/24) dollhouses. But a commission request came in from Don to turn La Maison de Campagne into a smaller version and I decided to give it a go!
Something I like to do is get purchased elements to keep me in scale. For this project it was the staircase and door frame. This is a great tip for any scale. Buy a door or a window. Just something that will remind you of the scale you should keep while building your custom house.
 This dollhouse came out to 9 1/2" across x 11 1/2" tall x 10" deep.

I chose to put the battery and switches under the house since the chimneys are so small.

 For this project, I used Pico LED lights and fire kits I got here:  https://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/fire-led.html
These Pico lights are very good. It's remarkable how much light comes out of something so tiny!

Thanks for coming over!


  1. I LOVE IT, Caroline! The atmosphere inside is sooooo French and the exterior finishes are all simply Marvelous!
    Another miniature job WELL DONE! :D

  2. ooo myyyyy love this one :D <3 xx

  3. I cannot imagine trying to build or decorate a house in this scale. (My hands are way too big!) You have made a very impressive little house. The details and finishing are just perfect!

  4. Preciosa también a ésa escala,las dominas todas!!! Es un placer admirar tus trabajos!!!!


  5. Another wonderful achievement. It's a beautiful half scale doll house.
    Thank you for the tips.
    Hugs, Drora

    A lovely house, another great job.
    Thank you for the tips. Isn't it easier to install

  6. So gorgeous!!! I love the door and the fire.

  7. A pesar de la escala, te ha quedado tan fantástica como siempre.

  8. Het is weer een fantastisch project geworden super Caroline lieve groetjes Daniëlle

  9. You my goodness .... 1:24 ????? This is very small ..... but sooooo cute !!!!
    I love your houses!!


  10. Hello Caroline! Your unique style is even more vividly visible on such a small scale. Charming house! Hugs, Julia

  11. Hi Caroline,
    How are you girlie?? Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Did yall stay home or go away this year??

    Sure loving this new lil house, love how you did the roof.....what a darling
    and quaint french chalet.
    Don't know how you do these tiny houses but you sure do a great job.
    Let me know how you and your family are doing..........
    Blessings sweetie,

  12. So pretty! I love the whole look of it! Half scale is nice, but must be hard to get used to building. They are going to love it for sure!!