Hansel and Gretel taught some of us to never trust strangers, but for others it left only a strong desire to stumble across a life-size house made of edible sweets. If you fall in the latter category (as we do) you'll be happy to learn that there's now a way to build your own.
Movoto, a real estate blog, created a gingerbread house calculator for tabletop and life-size house. Type in the square footage and find out how many hundreds of cups of butter needed to make your abode. An average three-bedroom family home -- roughly 2,000 sq ft. -- requires over 4,000 cups of butter; that's more than 8,000 sticks of butter. It would cost $60,000 to build which makes a pricey gingerbread house, but an affordable home.
Try it out!
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