Outdoor Playhouses to Inspire a Child’s Imagination!

Playhouse Ideas

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination”  –  Albert Einstein

It’s every child’s dream to have their own little space to play and create their own world. Their imagination runs wild as they build, form, mold and imagine everything they want!

Playhouses can be as simple as a cardboard carton or two or as complex as the galleon below. Some can be built in minutes – two chairs and a blanket, while others are a labour of love lasting months.

We love giving you inspiration. Here are some playhouse designs which you can build for your kids. Some of these projects even make use of upcycled materials. :)

We hope this inspires you to design and build your very own outdoor playhouse! Remember that kids don’t need perfection. They need family-time and memories!


Pirateship Playhouse from

Cubby House made from Apple Crates and Pallets

Upcycled Doors Playhouse  by Earthscape

Willow Playhouse by Judith Needham Willow Design

Crooked Playhouse by Family Leisure

Isabella’s Place by Bella Cupcakes

Under the Deck Outdoor Playhouse from Kids Activities Blog

Elevated Outdoor Play House by PlayHausDesign

Mini Grocer’s Shop by It’s a House

Playhouse with Slide from Buro Binnenhuis

Have you built a DIY outdoor playhouse for your kids? Why not share it with us? :)