Huisje Design - The Packable Stackable Dolls House

Melbourne, Victoria On Etsy since 2016


Huisje Design - The Packable Stackable Dolls House

Melbourne, Victoria | 38 Sales


Anne Hampton

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Anne Hampton


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5 out of 5 stars


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About HuisjeDesign

Sales 38
On Etsy since 2016

Huisje Design - Dutch inspiration, Australian design. The eco-friendly, packable stackable dolls house and dolls house furniture range.

The design of our signature product, the Canal House dolls house, is inspired by those tall houses, with their beautiful decorated gabled facades, which line the atmospheric canals of Amsterdam. “Huisje” (pronounced “house-ye”) is the diminutive form of the Dutch word for house (Huis) - it literally means "little house". Our Mini Rooms are somewhat like a little sister, or “Zusje” (pronounced "zoos-ye"), to the Canal House.

The inspiration for Huisje Design came during two oh so wonderful years spent living in Amsterdam back when our two daughters were very young... Our girls are not so young any more, and have been wonderful "product-development consultants" as they have enjoyed playing with and fully road-testing our designs across the years. There is no greater source of creative and imaginative role-play than a beautifully decorated dolls house.

Our flat-pack "Nude" Canal House and Mini Room kits are for those of you who love craft and interior design, and the chance to work with your most favourite colours and beautiful fabrics. Pull out your tubes of craft paint, rummage through your fabric scraps bag, flick through your interior design magazines - vibrant feature walls, sumptuous faux fur rugs, modern art wall hangings, silk brocade cushions, funky retro prints – whatever is your style, it’s just around the corner for you – in miniature form at least! These kits provide the opportunity to get creative at any number of levels - a child can decorate it in their own fashion, a grown–up can set the challenge bar as high as they like.

Huisje Design products are not made for rough and tumble play. Rather, they are for quiet gentle play, through which “old-fashioned” values such as taking care and showing respect for beautiful hand-made treasures can be learned and encouraged.

Our products are designed and produced, predominantly by hand, in Melbourne, Australia. The cardboard materials used in our products are 100% recycled.

Huisje Design has now embarked on it’s exciting evolutionary journey - we hope that you will join us. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Pintrest, where you will see different interior room settings and decoration tips and ideas. You will also soon be able to check out our website.

We are happy to receive feedback - good, and even not so good...!

Enjoy... Or in Dutch? - Veel plezier!

Shop members

  • Anne Hampton

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Following many years as a research scientist, Anne's instinctive passions for creative crafting and miniature things have finally fought suppression and burst forth! - enabled and inspired by her two gorgeous girls and wonderful supportive partner...

Production partners

  • Corrugated cardboard products manufacturer

    Melbourne, VIC

    A Melbourne-based corrugated cardboard products manufacturer turns our Canal House dolls house and Mini Box Room designs into reality by supplying the cardboard and cutting our designs via CAD/CAM.

  • Laser Cutter

    Melbourne, VIC

    this company helps create the precision based Huisje designs

Shop policies

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Last updated on 06 Dec, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, for certain items. Please contact me with your specific request, where "Bespoke" is offered as an option in the drop down menu.

Do you exchange items ?

Yes. But the item must be returned in it's original undamaged state and you need to cover all postage costs.

What if the item is damaged on arrival?

Please contact me if you have any problems upon receipt of your order.

Do you allow combined shipping of multiple items?

Yes. Please contact me prior to ordering & I will provide shipping cost for the multiple items.

What is your policy regarding returns and refunds?

Please check item dimensions carefully before placing your order. Huisje Design miniature items and settings are approximately 1:12 scale but may not be a suitable size for any existing 1:12 setting in which you might intend to place them.
Please contact me before placing your order if you have any questions about the item(s), also if any issue arises after receiving your order. If you would like to request a return, the full price of the item purchased will be refunded once the item has been received by me in it’s original undamaged condition. The original postage cost will not be refunded and the cost of the return post is to be paid by the customer. No purchase may be returned without my consent.

What about insurance and tracking?

All orders are shipped by via Australia Post. If you would like to purchase insurance and/or tracking at an additional charge, we will be happy to provide you with a quote and arrange this for you. Please send an email, before purchasing the item(s), requesting these options if interested.

Delicate items are securely packed in sturdy packaging boxes, and packages will most usually arrive with no problem. Huisje Design will not be not responsible in the rare instance of loss of or damage to posted items if insurance has not been purchased.

Do you offer shipping by surface mail?

Yes, we do offer shipping by surface mail, FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ONLY, i.e., customers OUTSIDE OF OF AUSTRALIA. If you would like to reduce postage costs and are prepared to wait a little longer for your items to arrive, please contact us before making your purchase and we will let you know the cost and charge accordingly. With the exception of the Flat-Pack Nude Canal House, the default shipping method for all items in our shop is airmail. The default shipping method for the Flat-Pack Nude Canal House is surface mail, but you can choose to upgrade to airmail at the point of checkout within the listing for that item if you would like to. Items shipped by surface mail take somewhere between 2-3 months to arrive.