Heather Benning’s Life-Size Dollhouse

Life-size dollhouse art installation by Heather Benning

Artist Heather Benning transformed an abandoned farmhouse in southwestern Manitoba into a life-size dollhouse. The 18-month process involved restoring and furnishing the house to represent the 1960s, the era when it was abandoned.

She then removed the north wall and replaced it with plexiglass.

Abandoned farmhouse transformed into a life-size dollhouse by Heather Benning

Abandoned farmhouse transformed into a life-size dollhouse by Heather Benning

Abandoned farmhouse transformed into a life-size dollhouse by Heather Benning

Abandoned farmhouse transformed into a life-size dollhouse by Heather Benning

The dollhouse stood for 6 years until, in March of 2013, Heather burned it to the ground.

Heather Benning's life-size dollhouse burns to the ground

More photos and info on Heather’s site right here: The Dollhouse

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Sharon J
6 years ago

Loved the dollhouse. Not sure what the point of burning it was. Probably asbestos in there somewhere, rubber, metals. What else would be in that smoke?