It’s the time of year for the gingerbread real estate bubble! Catch the holiday spirit in a hurry by watching a time-lapse video of a giant gingerbread house being built at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. I bet it cost a lot of dough (wink, wink—hey, come back here). I was pointed to the video by Boing Boing, which quotes one of the makers as saying the gingerbread house is 16 feet high. A still photo of the final product shows its nifty details.

Being from San Francisco, I prefer tiny houses, and a YouTube montage of Barry Parsons’s creations made me feel right at home.

The mother lode of minuscule confectionary domiciles can be found at the annual National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina. This year’s entries are jaw-droppingly (and mouth-wateringly) beautiful. For even more inspiration, you can take a video tour of previous exhibits.

I was shocked to see there was no gingerbread jail included in the Asheville competition, though. Where else are CHOW’s gingerbread hooligans going to live?

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