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The Hermitage - Handmade Small Round Stone Sanctuary - French Country House - HO Scale

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Bewilder and Pine presents "The Hermitage" - Edition #26

This little round structure is a handmade and hand-painted miniature, HO scale building that is meant to be a charmingly simple and austere reminder of the necessity for solitude and for inner peace within your daily life.

Fashioned after the old stone houses found in many French villages, this little hermitage chapel is hand textured and painted in traditional stone and terracotta colors and artfully "weathered".

This particular version of our round hermitage features a large 8 paned panel window under a roof gable with stone window boxes and flowering plants within. The heavy wooden door is adorned with wrought iron accents.

This design is inspired by the simple yet beautiful stone structures I discovered on my first trip through the rural and farm regions of France many years ago. Growing up in big cities on the East Coast where everything seemed so obstructive, I was completely taken with the organic feeling of these buildings. Due in part, I am sure, to their age but also to their simplicity, the combination creates an aesthetic that makes it seem as if they have simply sprung from the earth.

Round buildings such a s this were common as mills and windmills as well as the towers of larger structures and even as a dovecote or pigeonnier.

This little building can be used as a personal reminder upon an altar or a mantle or, since it has been intentionally constructed at HO scale size, it can be used with other buildings in the modeling of HO scale railroads and scenes.


“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind”
Albert Einstein


***This listing is for***

-*- One round French Country Hermitage building

Shown HO scale figures are not included but if you convo me I can add one to the listing as follows:

Monk Figure, Black or Brown Robes $4
Nun Figure standing or seated $4
Country postal figure, as shown $5
Bicyclist - $6
Traveler - $4 (Male of Female)
Country Farm Figure - $4

Trees - $4

If you are looking for a more complete, landscaped scene , CONVO us! We can easily include and customize other figures, planters, a custom landscaped stand/ with a pathway, etc with bushes, grass and trees, These take time to build so allow extra time for those customizations. The building, as listed, is ready to ship

We will also list your commission, once complete, and if it does not suit you, there is no obligation to purchase it.

The Hermitage stands 6 inches tall and is 2 1/4 inches in circumference.

The Hermitage - Handmade Small Round Stone Sanctuary - French Country House - HO Scale


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polymer clay, acrylic paint, model landscape materials, all non toxic, wood, model railroad materials
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