Devon show home builder downsizes to create mini Tudor masterpieces

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A former builder from Devon has been using lockdown to perfect his skills on a miniature scale.

Kevin Jackson, from Bideford, spends a whopping 300-400 hours to create incredibly intricate and realistic Tudor model houses which he sells for thousands of pounds to collectors all over the world.

Credit: Devon Live
Credit: Devon Live

Kevin also adds lighting and bluetooth technology to allow medieval music to play from the models. He says, "they look better when they're set up at night. I do build each one as if I'm building it for myself - I wont let it go until I'm 100% happy."

After 20 years building full-sized show homes, Kevin decided to downsize after painful arthritis lead him to retire. For the last nine years, he has turned to miniature models.

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Kevin has just finished his 53rd house, which is currently awaiting shipment to Australia. He says lockdown has been perfect for responding to a rise in demand for his models.