Teeny House Dollhouse

Ages: 3 and upManufacturer: KidKraft

Inspired by the “tiny house” trend, this doll house showcases how living in a small, transportable, and sustainable space can lead to exciting adventures. Designed for 12″ dolls, the assembled house measures nearly three feet long, two feet tall, and one foot wide. Set on wheels, it’s easily stored in a corner, or moved to another room. It even has a car hitch.

Accessories include a shower, toilet, a compact closet and laundry stack, a kitchen with opening cabinets and stove, a wall-mounted fold-down kitchen table, a table, modular chairs and a bed. Everything is removable, so you can bring the party “outside,” where you can cook, relax, and even shower in the great outdoors. The one-room “tiny house” is partitioned into three separate areas, with additional loft bed, roof top deck and Adirondack chair. The illustrated wall graphics are charming, with thematically appropriate graphic elements as house plants, a cat, a guitar, a laptop, bookshelves, and, interestingly, no representation of a television. The roof graphic has solar panels.

The instruction booklet is concisely illustrated and easy to follow. Spare screws are thoughtfully included for those butter-fingered parents. Adults should allow about an hour to assemble. An electric screwdriver and some patience are essential.

Lahri Bond ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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