*NOTE: Dylan House is made with eco-friendly MDF (in case you want to avoid all MDF)
Brinca Dada offers two extremely expensive dollhouse choices and one reasonable dollhouse choice. Ordinarily, I try to show affordable green products, however, because readers are being very specific this year about what they want in an eco-friendly dollhouse, it limits selection. That said, affordable options are more limited, so I figured I’d tell you about these bling little homes, because they’re still eco-friendly, pricey or not.
$329.00 – Emerson House: This dollhouse features a huge play space with a living room, kitchen, library/office, master bedroom, bathroom and child’s bedroom. The open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows means the Emerson House enjoys year-round sunlight – although it’d also equipped with recessed LED lights. The modern house has lovely extras including mitered-glass corners, two fireplaces, sliding glass doors and solar panels and is made with non-toxic and lead free wood stains and paints.
$599.00 – Bennett House: is a pretty, modern oasis in the sea of overly glitzy toy houses. The home is heavily influenced by the De Stijl movement of the early 20th century, emphasizing lines, squares and rectangles in asymmetrical patterns while minimizing color. This dollhouse also offers a clever design and great use of space so children will be eager to play whether the home is open or closed. The townhouse features a two-story living room, elevator, roof top pool and glass rail balconies in both the master bedroom and children’s bedroom. Bennett House is made of CARB-certified woods and non-toxic, lead-free paints and stains.
$149.00 – Dylan House: Inspired by the minimalist masterpieces of Paul Rudolph and Tadao Ando, this breezy dollhouse features a concrete-and-glass feel, but with the openness of a beachfront home. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to allow natural light into the house and play from many angles. Three levels: living room/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and roof patio are included. Dylan House is made with eco-friendly MDF and non-toxic and lead-free paints.
$399.00 Maison Furniture Collection – way too expensive for most families, this is still an astounding collection of beautiful modern dollhouse furniture, including 7 rooms, plus 2 sets of accessories and 40 pieces. All furniture elements are made from high-quality woods and fabrics and are fashioned with non-toxic, lead-free stains and paints.
To see other eco-friendly dollhouse options, check out the 2011 holiday gift guide.