If you like DIY arts and crafts and wish to support a local brand, From Leb With Love are selling wooden model kits representing traditional houses. They currently have two models:
– The Beirut Central Hall House combining western European and Near Eastern styles, which has existed in Beirut and throughout Lebanon since the mid-19th century and continued to be built, in various forms, until the mid-20th century. Cost: $89
–The Riwaq ( Gallery) which refers to a covered space that opens to the outside terrace garden via a series of supports. Cost: $75
Each DIY kit includes a brain tearser, a puzzle, a family game and a 3D model.
I tried ordering the Beirut Central Hall House from abroad but shipping fees are over $100, which is too much. I’d rather have someone bring it over with them during the summer.
Check out their website.