Reader Project: Permanent Playhouse

Complete with insulation and electricity, this playhouse will evolve from a kid’s hangout into a quiet homework spot as his girls grow up.

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Most playhouses stand empty after the kids get older. But this one won’t. Dave Mensch made it large enough for big kids (or even adults) and finished the interior like a house. Complete with insulation and electricity, it will evolve from a playhouse into a place for sleepovers or a quiet homework spot as his girls grow up.

“Our daughters can use it as they get older—and hopefully grandchildren will use it someday too.” – Dave Mensch

Exterior of large playhouse

Playhouse structure

Interior playhouse loft

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