I love this. I am not finished, but I am almost there. It has actually been very simple. It took two days after I had bought the dollhouse to receive it. When I got it I went through it that night and made sure I had all the pieces. It's not great wood, but it looks good with a stain on it. As the advice pamphlet said (read and reread this), I painted, wallpapered, and stained everything before I put it together. I have only stained and painted things when I have needed them so that I don't forget what pieces they are. Having a glue gun is very important for this and they're not that much. Labeling also helps, but make sure you write where it is going to get covered. I expect that it will take me a month 1/2 to two months to fully put this thing together. Make sure you buy any hinges, mailboxes, or other little things you want to attach to the house before you fully put it together. The key to this project is thinking it threw several times.