Nathan Wheeler is an Irish artist, capturing the architecture, detail and the soul of homes, buildings and landscape across Ireland in miniature form.
Scale Model Homes
"I do not build model houses,
I revive memories"
In Ireland, we've always had an attachment to the home - whether it be a symbol of childhood memories, or the major milestone of receiving keys for your very own place.
While pictures can say a thousand words, my unique and personalised model homes are a timeless art piece for you to treasure and put your memories on display and admire.
The homes are built using durable laser cut materials, 3D printed parts, cast resin andother materials. Sustainability is at the core of what I do, and I try to incorporate recycled materials where possible. These hand painted homes are a once off heirloom that families can pass down through generations.
If you would like to see your home memories come to life, please contact me below.
"I ordered a custom house from Nathan, for a Christmas present for my dad of his childhood home which was in a poor state. Nathan managed to design it perfectly, with my dad saying "he hasn’t seen it this good in years!".
I will definitely buy from him again if I need another miniature house." – Phillip, Dublin
"From the beginning Nathan was helpful and friendly. It was obvious that he wanted to get everything right and was extremely focused on the little details that make the house more itself and special.
Nathan took care in explaining how he made everything, and it was clear he has huge passion for his work. The entire experience was a pleasure and I’m so grateful for the present I will never be able to top again!" – Melanie, Cork
"I can't recommend Nathan enough and if you were thinking of commissioning a piece from him, do it because you won't regret it.
Thank you Nathan again, for your craftsmanship and enthusiasm in bringing a piece of our family history to life, it is already a much treasured addition to our lives!!" - Sharon, Cork
"I would like to thank Nathan so much for the beautiful replica of my in laws home. As a gift to my daughter, she was absolutely thrilled to receive it. The attention to the smallest detail was just incredible.
Anyone who enters my home is fascinated by it. Nathan kept me in the loop through the whole process and replied to every question I had." -Amanda, Megan and William, Cork
"Nathan was recommended to us by a family friend and I must say that he has surpassed all of our expectations. We commissioned Nathan to create a model of our mum’s home place which is a substantial Georgian manor.
We were expecting the model to be big but we were absolutely amazed by the intricate and personalised details such as the little corgis and shrubbery. Even now, we continue to notice new details. The end result is absolutely fabulous." – Sarah, Cork
In The News
Maelstrom depicts three beached Spanish Armada Carracks on Streedagh Beach, County Sligo in 1588.
This piece was commissioned by Sligo's Spanish Armada Interpretive Centre for the Spanish Armada TIDE Conference in May 2023 and funded by Sligo County Council. The piece was built in collaboration with The Prop's Factory.
The five foot by three foot intricate piece features three ships ravaged by the moving waves off Sligo's stunning coastline, offering an insight into the climax of their harrowing journey. The piece is now open to the public in the Spanish Armada Interpretive Centre for all to enjoy.
If you would like to know more about my offering for museums and events, please get in touch.
Dereliction in Ireland is widespread with nearly 170,000 homes and properties currently lying empty.
The Derelict Ireland project seeks to draw our attention to the abandoned buildings we walk by every day.