We don't know about you but the gingerbread houses at my house are pretty simple square boxes with crooked little roofs. They're perfectly charming but sometimes a little extra inspiration is necessary. Mine will never look like these but that's okay; I just want to ogle.
Don't let the awesomeness of these gingerbread houses get you down. Some of them were designed and created by architects. And they're all fun eye candy.
1. Eco Gingerbread House (via Inhabitat)
2. Kristina Hahn Atelier Cake Study House 09 (via Babble)
3. Mod Gingerbread House by Hometta (with downloadable instructions)
4. "Gingerbread" House from Creative Room's 2009 competition
5. Mod Gingerbread House by Apartment Therapy reader Liz