Here is the latest house called the Black Hat Inn - still in progress.
I am going to put the round base on some cardboard and then paper mache around it like it's a tree stump with roots. The hat comes off the base so you can insert an LED tea light to light the triangular dormer windows.
I posted this idea on the Halloween section of the Cardboard Christmas forums and one of the very kind members of the forum suggested that I make some flying witches for the hat. I've made a rough prototype that won't fit on this house, but it's kind of cool though still a work in progress.
It's an automata - a simple machine that makes the design move. There are 2 cams in the base that rotate the stick in the middle. It's pretty rough but fun. I have to do more work on it before I incorporate it into the house.
I'll try to post a video that shows it in action.
Not quite working yet.
This one is much better. I had to secure the center dowel in a straw so it wouldn't fall out of place and crash like it did in the above video.
What do you think? I think it's kind of fun.