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The Best Tiny House Kits

Last updated on October 11, 2021
Best Tiny House Kits

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 Top Pick

ROBOTIME LED DIY Greenhouse Tiny House Kit

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LED DIY Greenhouse Tiny House Kit

Create a miniature greenhouse with this do-it-yourself dollhouse. The miniature scale is approximately 1:24, and the kit includes precut wooden pieces, fabric, tools, glue and an LED light, as well as instructions to walk you through putting it together. The house is recommended for ages 14 and up only, and you won't need a battery to run the inclu...

Overall Take

No Batteries RequiredThis house lights up with an LED that requires no battery to operate.

 Runner Up

Rolife Mini Bake Shop DIY Tiny House Kit


Mini Bake Shop DIY Tiny House Kit

The fully assembled size of this miniature bakery is 7.7 by 7.9 by 7.2 inches, and you'll need to have a 3V battery for the LED. You'll have fun for the whole family, with an estimated completion time of 20-24 hours, plus additional time to allow the glue to dry. A pictorial booklet will walk you through creating the house step by step.

Overall Take

Fun for EveryoneThis miniature kit helps you create a small bake shop with amazing attention to detail.

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Rolife LED DIY Greenhouse Tiny House Kit


LED DIY Greenhouse Tiny House Kit

Create a 7.7-by-6.9-by-6.9-inch greenhouse with this kit, which includes wood, fabric, thread, wire and all the accessories you need to build your miniature. The recommended age for this kit is 14 and older. It includes an LED light and paper cutouts to create flowers for your greenhouse.

Overall Take

Green Thumbs Will LoveThe details in this miniature greenhouse stand out, including the paper cutouts and other small pieces that add detail.

 Strong Contender

RoWood Miller’s Garden DIY Tiny House Kit


Miller's Garden DIY Tiny House Kit

Colored pictures in the instruction booklet make assembling this 1:24-scale tiny house easy. It comes with cozy lighting to give your house that homey look you're seeking. You'll get everything you need to start building, including precut plywood sheets, glue, paint and an LED light.

Overall Take

Easy AssemblyEach item in this kit is clearly marked and labeled to make assembly a breeze.

Buying Guide

Dollhouses are often associated with children, but creating tiny houses with impressive designs has become a hobby for many adults. Now, thanks to some readily available kits, you can assemble your own tiny house, complete with intricate detail that will impress all your friends and relatives.

First, you’ll need to make sure you buy a kit that’s designed to walk you through the process. While building a tiny house isn’t easy, most kits come with step-by-step instructions, including pictures, that walk you through the process. Some kits even label every part to make sure you know what goes where.

What do you do with your dollhouse after you’ve built it? You showcase it in your house, of course. Set it on a table in a corner of your favorite room. Many have LED lights that will make it a centerpiece of any room where you set it up.

Before you buy any miniature dollhouse kit, look at the finished size. Some are bigger than others. Many are designed to a scale of 1:24, though that information might not be much help when you’re determining how much space it will take up in a particular room of your house. Check the finished measurements to make sure it will fit in your space.

What to Look For

  • Before you start building, make sure you cover the surface you’ll be using to design your dollhouse. You won’t need to saw or drill anything if you’ve bought a kit, but glue and paint are often involved. A tablecloth that protects your workspace can make a big difference.
  • When you think of a dollhouse, you may picture a home with rooms like the ones in your house. But there are other options now available, like cafés, bakeries and greenhouses. You may even decide to set up an entire community of buildings to create a collection.
  • Your dollhouse kit should include everything you need to build your miniature. However, some will require batteries and glue to be purchased separately, so keep an eye out for those hidden costs before you buy.
  • If you have young members of your family who want to get started building miniature dollhouses, first check the recommended minimum age for the kit you’re buying. Many are marked for those ages 14 and older.
  • Even with step-by-step instructions and a kit that has everything you need, most miniature dollhouses require one more thing to build: time. Plan for a multi-day project when you start building a tiny house.
  • The best thing about a dollhouse kit is that it includes everything you need, and it all should be precut. The wood pieces should be ready to assemble, and you should have a wide range of accessories to create a detailed end product.

More to Explore

Dollhouses have a history dating all the way back to 1558, when “baby houses” were built. These houses were cabinet display cases that had rooms. Duke Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria purchased the first baby house for his daughter, later adding it to his private art collection. During that era, dollhouses were so expensive, only the elite could afford them, and many of those early dollhouses ended up in museums and private collections.

Perhaps the most famous early dollhouse, however, was Queen Mary’s, which had electricity, as well as hot and cold water. About 70 people were involved in building the dollhouse, which ended up on display on Windsor Castle.

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