I have finished my first ever 144th scale house! It is called Duck Cottage by Templewood Miniatues. It was a new experience to have to decorate the inside before even starting the build. I added a door knob both on the front door and on the understairs cupboard! I used wallpaper from http://www.insomesmallway.co.uk/ which is specially sized for 144th scale. The front of the house lifts off with the roof attched to it to get inside. I will now have to attempt to furnish it! I have to say that I don't think that it looks particularly realistic. I looks more like a very small dollshouse. Maybe it will go in the French house at a later date! I have put an English penny next to the house in some of the photos to give an idea of scale!
This photo shows how the whole house had to be decorated before being put together. It was a real task to make sure that my wallpaper matched up on all walls for the upstairs room! It was also a real problem with the pieces warping as they were painted. I tried to do both sides together to reduce this and dried them under something heavy!
This photo shows the house before the 2nd side wall went on so that you can see into into it. The upstairs room has grooved wood stained floor and the downstairs has stone slates carved on.
This is the house with all three sides on, this is how it looks when you lift the roof and front off to see inside.
I have to say that although I am pleased with the result for my 1st attempt I would prefer it to look more realistic.