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02-03-2021, 20:09   #1
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DIY Kids Outdoor Playhouse

Hi all

Can I ask if the below kids outdoor playhouses are expensive? It seems very expensive to me but what would I know.

Are there plans you could buy to build this yourself?

Appreciate any insights or comments. Thanks.



https://hennessyoutdoors.ie/product/...ng-2-1m²/
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04-03-2021, 20:44   #2
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looks flimsy, relying on ground anchors
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Comes as standard without a roof-covering???
And not treated?
And needs a concrete base anyway?

No way I'd pay that money for 2m² + verandah & a swing.

I'm sure there are thousands of plans available in various corners of the internet. When I built my children their playhouse, I didn't bother - just built it straight up from the ground. All done in a day (with the help of MrsCR & the two eldest). That was 25 years ago; it subsequently moved house (and country) with us, graduated to being a chicken shed after a while, and is currently "flat-packed" at the back of the garden waiting to return to service. I reckon we didn't spend more than a couple of hundred on it.
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Comes as standard without a roof-covering???
And not treated?
And needs a concrete base anyway?

No way I'd pay that money for 2m² + verandah & a swing.

I'm sure there are thousands of plans available in various corners of the internet. When I built my children their playhouse, I didn't bother - just built it straight up from the ground. All done in a day (with the help of MrsCR & the two eldest). That was 25 years ago; it subsequently moved house (and country) with us, graduated to being a chicken shed after a while, and is currently "flat-packed" at the back of the garden waiting to return to service. I reckon we didn't spend more than a couple of hundred on it.
Thanks for that. I kinda thought so but sometimes you presume something and you’re miles off. I know it’s a business for these guys but if there’s any savings to be had - which can justify the purchase of a tool that I don’t need - as well as the enjoyment of making then I’m all for it.
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I'm sure there are thousands of plans available in various corners of the internet.
That is a fact:
https://myoutdoorplans.com/playhouse...or-fort-plans/
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