Watching children playing is certainly entertaining. Their imagination makes everything around them come alive; giving even the simplest of objects a new magical meaning. While the correct toys (and sometimes, even the lack of toys) can make their imagination come alive, things like treehouses or forts certainly add to it and only manage to enhance their adventures. We understand that not many of us live in houses with gardens, so here are a few of our innovative ideas on building playhouses for your children, that are more suitable for urban homes and apartments.
For very young children, or a very temporary playhouse
Of all our ideas, this is the simplest, and also by far the most inexpensive one. Use a huge packaging box (like one that a fridge or washing machine got delivered in) to build your child his or her playhouse. As it is not a material that can withstand much roughhousing, this playhouse is more suitable for very young kids who are not very strong. Remember that it is also best not playing with water in this playhouse, as the material can soak it up, and become soggy.
A sturdier playhouse that requires a little space
If you’ve ever had to move houses overseas, or send a large number of things overseas, then we are sure you will be well familiar with shipping containers. You can find used shipping containers for sale quite easily; especially if you live in port cities. All you need to do is find the correct container that will suit your home. Anything that will give your child enough room to have a little fun is large enough; so, you need not go for something too large.
Playhouses more suitable for apartments
Living in apartments means you need to heed to certain rules. If 20 foot shipping containers for sale is the only kind of containers available for you, then a container playhouse is not an option for your apartment style of living. Instead, think of something easier to store. An old tent or a tipi can easily be refashioned into a playhouse. And the best part about this, is that you can match it so it complements the room’s decorations.
Converting the old into something new
In the off chance that you might actually have a home with a garden, then it’s possible that you might even have a shed to go with it. Tool sheds are hardly used now-a-days; especially if all adult members of the family are busy in persuading careers and have no time to maintain the garden. Garden tool sheds too convert excellently into fun, spacious and safe playhouses…