Reader Project: Permanent Playhouse

Updated: Jan. 29, 2024

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

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