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
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.