The 40-page construction manual has been developed by a construction engineer over a prolonged period. It has been optimized, is protected by copyright and not to acquire in this form via public trading. The instruction for the playhouse is documenting every action with descriptive texts as well as built-in images and cut-outs of the plan. These visuals are necessary for a successful implementation and allow for non-craftsmen to build our playhouse without any troubles. The building instruction features – among other detailed texts – a detailed cutting manual as well as a parts list (including dimensions of the parts). Thanks to our easy to understand manual, you just have to buy the parts and let the wood cut accordingly in a hardware store.
Dimensions: width with roof overhang about 1.80 m, length with roof overhang about 2.45 m, inside dimensions approximately 1.50 m x 1.50 m, veranda approximately 1.50 m x 0,70 m, gable height inside approximately 1.60 m, eaves height inside approximately 1.10 m
Construction duration: The time needed for building our playhouse is depending on your level of craftsmanship. Expect it to take you about 30 to 40 hours or in other words 3 to 4 days.
Construction costs: You will need to buy the entire building material: timber, connecting means and roof. These parts will cost about 350$ to 400$, depending on where you buy them. If you want to paint the playhouse, you will have to expect slightly higher costs though.
Description: The stilt house consists of squared timbers, smooth edge boards, tongue and groove boards. All parts should be made of spruce. The playhouse is designed in a way in which even large precast walls of wooden houses are built. Therefore it is extremely stable and durable. All connections are screwed (wood screws), which makes the playhouse even more stable. Note that the boards of premanufactured playhouses (mostly available in hardware stores) are often only stapled, so that the playhouse will be falling apart after 1-2 years. The small house is built on stilts. This way, there will no problems with any unloved critters. The top of our playhouse is sealed with black roofing paper (rolls) and fixed with roofer’s nails.
We put a lot of thought into every detail of this stilt house. You can decorate the interior according to your individual taste. The illustrated pattern playhouse, for example, features a foldable Bench with magnetic holders on the feet. It can be folded, so there is enough space for a small children’s chair beside the table. There are two lattice windows with a square size of about 45 cm. During winter, Plexiglas is attached to the windows as a weather shield, using U-hooks on the inside. This weather shield can be removed in the summer.