Backyard Playhouse- Made from Scratch

Our Backyard Playhouse. Brad thought this up and didn’t write anything down. 😬 Suffice it to say…all supplies can be found at your local hardware store!  All I asked was for a platform the kids could pretend on. This thing has motion activated A/C. And a TV. And a Roku. So basically, he took my platform idea and threw it out the window. But I’m okay with it.

This house took us 6 months to complete. But Brad took every chance he could to involve the boys along the way. He paid such close attention to detail. Made me excited to build a real house one day.


It really was like building a miniature house…with electricity, a/c (a must for the Texas summer heat). The only thing we’re missing is a water line. We wanted it tall enough for Mom and Dad to be in there without crouching but then we realized we were wasting a lot of space. So the loft was a pleasant afterthought. That’s where our kids hangout and watch their shows on the Roku My favorite part of the playhouse is the vintage locker baskets on the wall. Who would’ve known the same baskets we used in junior high PE would be so popular 25 years later?? I would’ve kept mine! I paid about $30 each for these at an antique store in town. 😝 And of course I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines and used metal pipes for the railing, ladder, and desk leg. One note here-pipes (and those dang flanges) are way more expensive than you think they should be.

Inside the playhouse. Rug/Pillows from Target, metal chairs from local furniture store in Austin. Sign made with vinyl stencil. Crayon/Marker holder from Ikea. Bookshelves are plastic gutters from Lowe’s. Pallet wood lining the ceiling is from a local pallet yard. Lighting from the hardware store Industrial piping and all wood from the hardware store. Is it weird that I covet those planked walls in there? I want them in my real house. We joke that the playhouse is nicer than our real house. And it kinda is.


We did a few updates to the playhouse when we moved to our new home! It had to match ;). See the current playhouse HERE.

April 9, 2019

  1. Nicole says:

    Do you have blueprints for this?

  2. Ashtin says:

    I was wondering what the dimensions were and if you were happy with the size? Thanks!

  3. Michelle Zidlicky says:

    Do you have a blueprint for this?

  4. Anderson says:

    Mello, could you please sell us the bluprints for it?
    Thanks a lot

  5. Anderson says:

    Hello, could you please sell us the blueprints for it?
    Thanks a lot

  6. Kate says:

    I’m interested in Blue Prints as well

  7. Teresa castillo says:

    I know several have asked for a copy of the blueprints for the shed. Can you help us with that. Please send

    Let me know the price

  8. Amy Orosco says:

    Hi there! Are the blueprints available?

    • Brittany Freer says:

      I like all these other people, love love love your playhouse!
      Is it possible to purchase the blueprints! I would love to do so!
      Thanks so much Holly and Brad!

  9. Michelle Hunt says:

    Hi, do you blueprints you can send? If so, can you email to If you have supply list as well, that would be great! Really appreciate it!

  10. Greg says:

    I would also love a set of blueprints for this house. Great job!!

  11. Natalie says:

    Hi my name is Natalie and I’m 10 years old. I really like the house you made and I want to build it with my stepdad for my birthday. Since we are stuck at home during this hard time in our world, I think it’s the perfect time since he can’t work and I can’t go to school. Would you please share the blue prints with us and let us know how much?
    I really, really think your playhouse is great!

    Natalie 😊

  12. Heidi says:

    Could you please send the blue prints to Would love to have something similar in our back yard 😊

  13. Victoria says:

    Beautiful plans! Is it possible to get the plans? We are looking to build a playhouse and really love this one!

  14. Victoria says:

    Sorry, email is victoriaahains@

  15. Diane says:

    Hello…are you sharing the blueprint for this? Or can you help direct us on how to find the design?


  16. John says:

    Hi. Do you have blueprints available for use? Love your play house and would like to make it for our kids.

  17. Jensen says:

    What are the paint and stain colors?

  18. Christina Domenichini says:

    Do you have the blueprint?


  19. Nick says:

    Hello. We love your playhouse! Are you willing to share design blueprints? If so, can you please send a copy to us?

    Thank you.

  20. Danny zuniga says:

    Blue prints to, this is awesome, mine will be pink for two princesses 👍, let me know price, and material list would be great too

  21. Erica Virgie says:

    We would love to purchase blueprints! This is an amazing playhouse! Bravo!

  22. Jack Sandner says:

    Your house is awesome! I’d love to build this for my two granddaughters. Do you have anything that would help regarding plans? Of course I too, would pay for them. Otherwise, I’ll have to go through the creative process like you guys did. Great job.
    Thanks, Jack

  23. Scott Mabee says:

    Same here, looking for dimensions and blueprints if you have them.

    Looks awesome!


  24. Sarah says:

    Hi there! The playhouse is a dream, would you be able to sell the blueprints or direct me to where I can find them? My email is

    Thank you,

  25. Erik says:

    Love it! Can you email the blueprints or cut list? Thank you!

  26. Christopher Fullarton says:

    Please share the blueprints for the playhouse!

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  28. Martha says:

    Hello, how would I be able to get the blue prints and list of items needed?

  29. Amy says:

    Do you have the blue print and supply list for this playhouse? Thank you!

  30. Jason Criss says:

    We would also love the blueprints. Will purchase if selling.

  31. JRiley says:

    Did blueprints ever get posted by any chance?

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  33. Nikolay Yanev says:

    Can you share the blueprints?

  34. Sian says:

    really really like this play house, do you sell your blue print?

  35. Becky says:

    I see a lot of requests for blueprints but no response from the blogger, was any info provided? We are going to build this as well and blueprints or any info would be awesome!

  36. Sara Fochs says:

    I am very interested in getting the blue prints and material list for this amazing playhouse. Please contact me at with info on how to purchase this plan!


  37. Laura Montes says:

    You’ve done a beautiful playhose, my daughter is begging me to build it for her. Could you please share with us the blueprints for it?
    Thanks a lot

  38. Barb J says:

    Please add me to the blueprint list and supplies list! My hubby and I are not terribly handy, but we will give it a shot. Hope we don’t have to call in an expensive contractor to help us. 😀
    Please send to:
    Thank you so much!

  39. Sarah says:

    I would be interested in blueprints please!

  40. Dana says:

    Did anyone have any luck with blueprints? I would love to have them as well!

  41. Brandon Bowers says:

    Id love to have the blueprints for this. Awesome build!!!

  42. Misha says:

    I love it! I d love to have the blueprints for this miniature house.

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