We just built a new kid playhouse out of 8 pallets that we had sitting around from other home projects. The kids LOVE it! We mainly just used things we had. The only purchases we made were four inexpensive plastic roof panels and screws. This is a very rustic build, but maybe this will give you an idea for your own playhouse build!
We completed our “smokeless” fire pit a couple weeks ago. By constructing these two simple things we are actually enjoying our backyard!
You can check out the 8-minute YouTube video, below, for exactly how we built it. (You should also subscribe ;) It’s hard to write a blog tutorial because it wasn’t a precise build, as we used existing trees and scrap wood. What I love about this build is that it’s tall enough for older kids. Because they want to play too!
- 4 plastic roof panels ($17 ea)
- Exterior wood screws ($10)
- Solar twinkle lights ($18 for 2)
- Battery candles ($20 for 3)
I laid a few palm branches on top for a thatched, tiki hut feel. And a scrap piece of wood acts as a counter of sorts
I had so much fun decorating this little space! I scavenged around to see what I already had that could work and found lanterns and hooks, and old table. I cut off the fall decor on that twig wreath. Stumps can be benches for now, although I do have plans to make some! Oh and this pothos plant is faux ($12). I had it stashed away and thought it would be nice to add some greenery.
We added a couple shelves for their treasures and nature finds.
It looks so beautiful at night! I snapped these with my phone, so they’re not the best quality, but I had to share because it looks so magical with all the solar lights! The kids LOVED playing in here while the adults sat around the fire pit. Like most kids, they always want to be with mom and dad or where the action is, so that’s why I placed the two side by side.
Can you spot all three kids? In constant motion!