It seems to be an old Russian tradition to make houses from matches as a gift or just for fun.
Do you want to learn how to build a house from matches? Here is a little howto from the Russian artist G. Wolf.
It would be built without a drop of a glue, and you won’t need those tools in order to build a house.
But what do you need is:
1. A few boxes of matches, around 6-7
2. CD case, it would be used as a desk, that can be rotated as you like
3. A coin, not a little one.
Place a CD box on the desk and we’ll start the process.
Put two matches, parallel each other, in the distance a little smaller than a length of a match.
Now put 8 more matches on top of the first two, like on the picture.
Now put a second flooring of 8 matches, perpendicular to the previous layer. It’s better to put all the matches on an equal distance from each other.
Now we are building a “well”, 8 layers tall, like on the picture. Each next match should be aligned with a head perpendicular to the previous.
And now on the top of this well we are putting another deck of 8 matches. Matches on the top deck should be aligned contrary to the lower one.
Now on the top of our thing we are putting a coin.
Now pressing on the coin with one finger, insert a match in each corner, as shown on the picture below.