Is this a fantasy town?
The houses look as though they have been cut from a sheet of cardboard. Wire trees stand behind them, and everything is lit with a torch, or even flickering candlelight.
Or maybe these are miniature houses for elves, fashioned from pieces of snail shell and mouse skull, and standing amid towering clumps of moss
Or maybe these houses are on a human scale, and inside them are writers, doctors, marketing experts, cashiers or sock designers...