Nothing is more beautiful for small children than to romp in the garden and explain their own playhouse to the pirate fortress or princess castle. Unfortunately, most of the playhouses in the trade are either inferior or surprisingly expensive. So why not draw paper and pencil and design the playhouse for your own children? In this way, individual wishes can be realized and a building is created which can be proud of the whole family afterwards.
Is a building permit required for the playhouse?
A playhouse in a normal dimension is considered to be a toy and not a building, so no building permission is necessary in the normal case. Make sure, however, that the house is not too close to the neighboring property or the neighbors the view robbs, otherwise it could complain from next door. If you would like to build an exceptionally large playhouse, you should first inquire with the responsible municipality which requirements you have to fulfill. Perhaps in this case, a building inspection and a static calculation will be necessary.
This should be taken into account when planning
Now it is up to the precise planning of your house. First, look into the garden where the best place for your building is. Keep in mind that small children should play in the shade in the summer, so the placement under a tree can be a very good idea. On the other hand, there may be the possibility to integrate an existing secondary building into the building, for example as a side support or for an additional fenced play area on the roof.
Many opportunities for the children
Which game components should your house have? In order to facilitate the planning, we have prepared a list from which you and your children can choose something:
- climbing net
- rope ladder
- Climbing and rocking rope
- wooden ladder
- Climbing wall elements
- fireman’s pole
- suspension bridge
- Besides turrets
- swing pole
- Chin Up
- Balcony / veranda
- Windows / shutters
- flower boxes
- Light / electrics
The individual components and their diverse design options allow for a high degree of individuality, even the construction can be very different. We provide a basic guide according to simple concept, which you can customize your own ideas.
Build a playhouse: our guide
Our playhouse has stilts, a sand box with benches and a climbing net. Of course, you can also omit the sandbox, build the house directly on the floor and thus also save the possibility of climbing. The basic principle, however, remains the same.