The Republic of Molossia is a micronation, founded by Kevin Baugh humorously as a "dictatorial banana-republic" and headquartered solely from a tiny home near Dayton, Nevada.
It consists of Baugh's house (known as Government House), backyard and front garden, about 1.3 acres (0.5 ha) of land, as well as another property surrounded on all sides by Nevada . It formerly claimed a property in Pennsylvania as well. According to author John Ryan, Molossia is "a hobby... that has been pushed... to the nth degree." Originally established as a childhood project in 1977, Molossia subsequently evolved into a territorial entity in the late 1990s.