Don't you feel like you just left the Shire?
In the 1920s, Mayotta Brown asked her husband, Hugh Comstock, to build her a cottage to showcase her dolls (she didn't have a doll obsession, it was her profession). Comstock built his wife a cozy cottage which they called "Hansel." It's rumored that it only cost him $100 to build, and it was made from hand-cut shingles, plaster mixed with pine needles, and a crooked stone chimney. Soon the rest of the town caught on and wanted in on the fairytale facade. So Comstock went on to design and build several more of these whimsical homes. The best part about the story? Comstock was not an architect or builder. So to all of you wives who snub your husbands' tree house plans, let them go crazy!