Friday Finds ☆ Doll House Shop in Jakarta





This is one of the gifts my girls got from Santa Claus for last Christmas. My friend told me about a handicap center that sells doll house called Red Feather, which is run by Yayasan Wisma Cheshire. This is part of the worldwide NGO, Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD). If you would like to learn more about them, please click either of the names above.

I went to Red Feather shop on behalf of Santa Claus at the beginning of December and I was too late to place an order for Christmas. Apparently they start receiving order from July. They were fully booked. I love the houses they build though. They actually had a gigantic doll house that was sold for Rp. 2 million which is a little over $200. That was much bigger than the size we wanted to buy for our girls and a bit over our Christmas budget, so I had to give it up. The lady who gave me a tour of the store told me that there was another store that sells doll house near them.

I wanted to support the cause, but Red Feather could not accept any more orders for Christmas, so I decided to go to the other place, Para Handycraft. That’s where I found a doll house for our girls.

This doll house was Rp. 400,000 (a little over $40). Including the furniture the cost was only Rp. 500,000 ($53). You can use Barbie dolls for the house. I placed an order and picked up the doll house two weeks later. The owner of this doll shop, I believe, used to work at the Red Feather.

This doll house shop is located very close to Red Feather, Yayasan Wisma Cheshire. The guy, whom I believe is the owner and who took my order is Suheri. If you read Indonesian, here is the write-up about him.

Address & Phone Number Updated in October, 2014

Para Handycraft
Rumah Boneka (Doll House)

Jl. R.S. Fatmawati no. 25A
PHONE: (021)7590 1166
HP: 0815 9403 952

The updated information was from a blog Domesticated Life. Thank you!

I am not sure if they speak English. I speak basic enough Bahasa Indonesian to communicate with them and tell them what I needed. I received a text message from the shop informing me that the house was completed a day before the doll house was supposed to be completed to be picked up. I am happy with the end result.

Comments

  1. Henny says

    Ibu Kaho, I like your last post. And I am glad you got the doll house from the second shop, The link you provided about Suheri, apparently it is a Buddhist Organization, originally from Taiwan, named Tzu Chi. They even have a local TV Station call DAAI TV, in Indonesia. It is a big organization which do a lot of charity work and promotes Buddhism. My mom is a fan of them :) Happy new year!

  2. says

    What a beautiful doll’s house – I love the one in the second photo and I think it’s great that girls can play with Barbie Dolls in these house – what fun!!

  3. says

    Happy New Year dear! we are back from France… I have lots to catch up with, and I started with this beautiful post… oh my, my girl (and I) would love this dolls’house! Kaho, this is stunning :)
    Thanks for sharing…

  4. keiko says

    初めまして、keikoと申します。doll house jakarta とういうkeywordでこちらのhpにたどり着きました。何と素敵なhpなんでしょう!同じjakartaに住む日本人として本当に感動しました。
    私も娘の為にdoll houseを考えております。こちらはpakubuwonoから遠いでしょうか?初心者で立地がイマイチわからずすいません。何処かでお目にかかれる日を楽しみにしております。

    • says

      ありがたいお言葉をありがとうございます!!そんなに遠くないですよ。特にパクボノからだと南に下るだけなのですが、常に渋滞がある地域なので、ちょっと時間がかかるかもしれません。午前中に行けたら一番良いと思います。いつかどこかでお会いできると良いですね!!ありがとうございます!

  5. Marlina says

    How’s the doll house? was it neatly made? i need to get one for my daughter’s birthday. I visited few stores at Kebon Jeruk and Antasari but it’s not neatly made, the finishing was so poor, it looks beautiful from far away but it’s not that pretty when you look at it closer.

    • says

      I am satisfied with how it’s made for the price I paid. I would say that the one made at the red feather was even better and prettier, but the down side of it is that you have to place an order far in advance as they cannot make one fast. What I like about our current one is that Barbie dolls fit in the house, so you don’t have to spend extra money for dolls. The house is very simple and nothing special, but it’s good enough for my daughters.

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