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Das Weisse Haus

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The front view
There is some crudely painted ivy on the front - no doubt the house was once very loved by some lucky little girl or boy. The roof and balcony are made from a corrugated wood material that I have seen used in 1960s real life houses - I assumed that they were scraps but the house on e-bay UK (171222127424) uses the same material.
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16 Comments

Cybermintz
5:55 PM on March 2, 2014 
elfprincess says...
Hi. I have one of these chalets - mine is CEDAR LODGE. They are KITFIX, so not home-made, nor German in origin. KITFIX was a British company. These chalets are all of similar construction, but painted differently. The balcony on mine is more like wooden fencing. I'd say £15 was a real bargain! I will take a pic of mine soon and post it.

Hi Elf Princess - it would be wonderful to see your KItfix Chalet - especially as some kind person has set up a Kitfix Photo Category.
elfprincess
9:01 AM on March 2, 2014 
Rebecca Green says...
It looks like a Kitfix/Severalls house, under all that greenery! Is the name legible?
elfprincess
8:58 AM on March 2, 2014 
Hi. I have one of these chalets - mine is CEDAR LODGE. They are KITFIX, so not home-made, nor German in origin. KITFIX was a British company. These chalets are all of similar construction, but painted differently. The balcony on mine is more like wooden fencing. I'd say £15 was a real bargain! I will take a pic of mine soon and post it.
Rebecca Green
10:19 PM on January 25, 2014 
Lyss says...
A 100% genuine German haus. On Ebay.de they pop up like like poppys!


Well, yes, but this one was made in England!!
Cybermintz
7:24 PM on January 25, 2014 
Patty Worsdale says...
My friend, who is 50, had this house new when she was a child. I have often seen them for sale, i offered to buy her one to re-create her childhood, but she wasn't interested ( no soul, that girl!).
I agree Patty, how could anyone not want to have a house like the one they had as a child?
Cybermintz
7:21 PM on January 25, 2014 
Lyss says...
A 100% genuine German haus. On Ebay.de they pop up like like poppys!
Hi Lyss - perhaps I should have poppies in the garden, they will look very nice with the red roof and doors :-)
Lyss
4:08 PM on January 24, 2014 
A 100% genuine German haus. On Ebay.de they pop up like like poppys!
Patty W
11:07 AM on January 23, 2014 
My friend, who is 50, had this house new when she was a child. I have often seen them for sale, i offered to buy her one to re-create her childhood, but she wasn't interested ( no soul, that girl!).
Brooksey
7:01 AM on January 23, 2014 
Very attractive! I have seen similar houses to it several times on eBay over the years.

Debbie S's chalet, (pic 11) in her current album "Debbie S collection", is surely a close relation? What a coincidence that they have been posted at much the same time!
Rebecca Green
6:51 AM on January 23, 2014 
Cybermintz says...
Hi Rebecca - the name plate has been scrubbed out right down to the wood, but its 'twin' on e-bay UK has a nameplate that I believe says 'Birchwood'. I've just done a google search, there's another very similar one on e-bay Australia item number 321299949352 - I just hope Das Weisse Haus is not worth more than £15 - otherwise I'm going to get feel so very guilty by telling the junk yard owner that it was only an ordinary homemade house


Yes, they had names like Birchwood, Cedar Lodge, Larch something ... I don't think the seller would have got more than that on ebay, so don't worry!
chris g
5:15 AM on January 23, 2014 
I like the long balcony on the front.
Zoe H
1:27 AM on January 23, 2014 
I like these little chalets.
12Create
9:26 PM on January 22, 2014 
I think it is a cute chalet style house and I am glad it has been rescued. The little chalk board is cute too and is part of it's history.
Cybermintz
7:43 PM on January 22, 2014 
Rebecca Green says...
It looks like a Kitfix/Severalls house, under all that greenery! Is the name legible?

Hi Rebecca - the name plate has been scrubbed out right down to the wood, but its 'twin' on e-bay UK has a nameplate that I believe says 'Birchwood'. I've just done a google search, there's another very similar one on e-bay Australia item number 321299949352 - I just hope Das Weisse Haus is not worth more than £15 - otherwise I'm going to get feel so very guilty by telling the junk yard owner that it was only an ordinary homemade house
Rebecca Green
7:37 PM on January 22, 2014 
The roof and balcony railing would probably have been red (some were made with stained wood railings, though). The doors and window frames would have been bright yellow and pale blue, probably.
Rebecca Green
7:30 PM on January 22, 2014 
It looks like a Kitfix/Severalls house, under all that greenery! Is the name legible?

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