Kids are drawn to this playhouse and can spend hours inside at the kid-sized kitchen "making dinner." They love peeking through the windows and hiding in a space just their size. I can see the playhouse from my kitchen window. For me, it's the ultimate yard ornament and it makes me happy every day.
The plans for this playhouse cost $15 on the internet. They were mostly complete, but missed a few key points that we had to compensate for. I suppose that's pretty standard.
Before we even started building, we took a trip to Earthwise Salvage in Seattle to find a few things that would give the otherwise basic house, some character. We ended up with incredible, hand-carved pillars, the antique peep-hole and the stained-glass window.
I make stuff and put it in my house, on my kids or out in the garden. Here are some of my projects.