When I was in Middle School, I went to the house of a friend who had a dollhouse in her room that was a miniature (though huge) version of the house in which she lived (which was also huge). I was not allowed to touch her prized possession and thought it was really lame that we couldn’t play with it.
Fortunately nowadays there are many dollhouse options that are ready to play with. Some of these new houses even include fun and fancy features like built in lighting.
I discovered Hape’s newest creation, the Bamboo sunshine dollhouse and immediately added it to buymoderntoys. Then I couldn’t help think that it looks like a cross between the Green Dollhouse and the Contemporary Dollhouse from Plan Toys.
I am not here to judge. I would be happy with any of them. We happen to have the Plan Toys Contemporary Doll House but these newfangled “eco” or “green” dollhouses are really cool ideas and add a new educational dimension to the type of play done in these houses.
Hape’s Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse is made with 95% sustainable bamboo, has fully operational solar panels, and the panels charge batteries that power LED lights in the house. The house retails for $500.
You can pick it up through my Amazon Affliate link for $400. Bamboo Sunshine Eco-Friendly Dollhouse:
The Green Dollhouse from Plan Toys has (non-functioning) solar panels, a wind turbine, a rain barrel and a recycling center. The dollhouse retails for $240 with furniture, plus about another $20 for a Plan Toys family. You can pick it up through my Amazon Affliate link for $183.58. Plan Toys The Green Dollhouse with Furniture: