Couple Creates Miniature Dream Home

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago February 23, 2006 Feb 23, 2006 Thursday, February 23 2006 Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:23:06 PM CST in News

Sarah Klingbeil and her husband Dick have built their dream home.  They've also built their dream barn and even their dream haunted mansion.

"We can make barns, I've made chicken houses, I've made Noah's Ark," Dick Klingbeil said.

But they don't live in their perfect little town. It's a bit small.

"Oh yes, that's the fun of it, you don't have to clean it so often either," Sarah Klingbeil said.

The Klingbeils own and operate Treasure Hill Doll House Miniatures.  But they say it doesn't feel like work.

And they've been playing and helping others build the doll houses of their dreams for eight years.

"I would say start out with something simple it could be just a wooden box, it could be a bread box, it could be a watering can and cut out the side of the watering can and make a garden scene," Dick said.

Their shop displays rows and rows of pre-made knick knacks and furniture, but Sarah says it all comes down to two things: Imagination and creativity.

The Klingbeils say when you think in miniature, you see things that others don't.  They also say that doll houses aren't just for little girls anymore.

Treasure Hill Doll House Miniatures is open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.  You can contact Dick and Sarah at (573) 642-8802.

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