Or one of these ...
Or how 'bout this little ditty? Last Spring I found the website of Barbara Butler and was inspired. This woman is incredibly talented and her structures are BEYOND AMAZING.
I asked my dearest husband and PaPa (Grandpa) to build a playhouse for the girls which they agreed to. Granted, I wasn't expecting a Barbara Butler because there is no way in this lifetime we could ever afford one (see website).
So I started perusing Craigslist for small sheds thinking if husband and PaPa would at least pick it up for me I could get creative and turn it in to something whimsical. Couldn't find anything decent that wasn't deteriorated or half eaten by the family dog or goat (another posting maybe?).
Luck had it that a neighbor of PaPa's was selling their house and needed to unload this ...
Photo missing the slide, rock wall, ladder, monkey bars, and swings.
For $300.00 - yes, only 300 smackaroos. It's only 2 years old and it's original purchase price was aprox. $1800.00. Whooo- hooo - score!
Photos of finished product promised.
It now sits in my backyard, dismantled in a million pieces in the process of being sanded, stained some funky colors, and sealed with tung oil. I'll be busy for a while. Me and my ideas?!?!?!!?!?!