Hase Weiss Puppenstuben Dollâ€™s House
This dolls house is made from birch plywood. Each room is separate and is available in one of four pastel colours. The beauty of this modern modular creation is that it can be rearranged as one house or even a whole street.
Measures: 45 x 70 x 24.5 cm depending on how configured, no age limit stated.
Model shown: Â£319 via Kidsmodern.
Pintoy Woodlands Dolls House
I love this house for its simplicity and open space. The two roof panels lift off to allow your child to gain maximum access inside. The balcony and stairs are both repositionable to allow flexibility in how they interact with the house. The size lends itself to families with several children. As this house is stripped back and basic it has to be my best buy for imagination.
Measures: 82 x 44.5 x 62 cm, age 3+.
Â£74.99 Bambino Goodies Amazon Store
Woody Click Holiday Home
Not only is this home bright and colourful it is also great for stimulating creative thinking and imagination. The floors and walls click together in any number of combinations giving rise to those architectural impulses we all have buried within us. It comes complete with three people and kitchen, bathroom, dining and living furniture.
Measures: 16.5 x 39.4 x 39.4 cm, age 3+.
Â£49.99 Bambino Goodies Amazon Store
Kidsonroof Cardboard Mobile Dolls House
This is a house on the move. Made from cardboard it is easily flat packed and carried around. This little house packs in eight rooms which are accessed via a series of windows, doors and peep holes. The colour alone is fabulous, rich turquoise and deep red, and as it is cardboard your mini interior designer can customise it themselves.
Measures: 46cm x 22.5cm x 36 cm, age 3+.
Pintoy Marlborough Dolls House
Another classic from Pintoy. The Marlborough Dolls House is a classic Georgian town house of six rooms spread over three floors. The front opens completely to allow full play access and the building can even be extended with the addition of a basement floor for Â£53. This is the house for all lovers of traditional dolls houses.
Measures: 65 x 33.5 x 75 cm, age 3+.
Â£119.60 from the Bambino Goodies Amazon Store. The basement floor is Â£59.99.
Sirch Seaside Villa
I would have thought this was a model for the next series of Grand Designs rather than a dolls house. This ultra chic abode is a one room seaside residence for Playmobil dolls. The front is a wall of sliding plexi-glass and the back has sliding opaque and wooden panels. If you live in a minimalist apartment then this is the dolls house for your bambino.
Measures: 73.5cm x 33.5 cm x 25.5 cm, no age limit given.
Wonderworld Eco House
The Eco-house comes complete with family and furniture. The great thing about this toy is that it harnesses the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle as part of the eco-family’s daily life. As well as modelling eco-principles the product is made from renewable rubberwood and for every tree used by Wonderworld, two more are planted.
Measures: 59 x 54 x 50 cm, age 3+.
Â£89.99 from Mail Order Express.
Muji House Box
Another cardboard house this time from Muji. A very basic one room one storey house with shuttered windows, door and handle. It comes in white, green or natural and is a serious budget bargain.
Check out all of the other toys that we’ve featured in our Hot Christmas Toy List 2008