Our goal is to satisfy our desire for creating miniature rooms & dollhouses while helping out charity causes around the world. This is a win-win situation. We can donate more this way than by our own individual donations AND you can get a gorgeous miniature room or dollhouse for far less than you would normally pay. We also hope to raise more as a group than each individual item could be sold for. Miniature rooms will be $25 donation per entry and dollhouses will be $50 donation per entry (possibly more depending on the dollhouse). This blog will serve as our progress/update site as well as our auction site.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

creole cottage straight from the Quarter!

hi all!

as i mentioned inmy previous post about MR Daniels - that is exactly the method i want to use to create mini houses.  with one major difference - she is inspired by tuscany whereas i am inspired by the fabulous New Orleans French Quarter.  i adore strolling through the streets of the quarter and looking at the amazing architecture.  a common style is the creole cottage which looks like this:

so after much discussion, research and back and forth with design ideas my brother drew up some plans and got to work:

here the doors and windows are switched - either way is correct.

and the floor plan - front porch being on the left.  They are basically 4 room houses with two pantry rooms on either side of a back porch - shared fireplaces between each of the front rooms and middle rooms.

and here is some initial construction pics:

here is the base of the house with the subfloor pieces laid.  there are grooves to put the wall pieces into when building.

he does really nice work - the base is framed well.

this gives you an idea of how the walls will go in.  then a floor for each room.  i'd give anything to live nearby so i could hang out in his workshop and we could work together!

what do y'all think?

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