People who love models have an overview of their subject, and those who love to build houses for dolls have found a creative way to spend their time. Each house is built and furnished for the imaginary people who will inhabit it, and it is decorated according to their tastes. The hobbyists who create these homes often give them to their children, and they get the enjoyment of watching the child play with them for endless hours.
There are many components to each doll house, and the details can be endless. Furnishings used to be the extent of the detail, but modern models now include electricity. Working plumbing has not yet come into its own, but there are no guarantees it will not become an item in the future. For now, hobbyists are content to carve, glue and fashion the homes to give them the look and feel of full-sized houses.