Playhouse (10x10)

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Project by JamieInIndy posted 04-08-2014 01:47 AM 7937 views 34 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this several years ago but thought I’d post as I’m currently doing some maintenance on it. Before you ask, NO it’s not for me when I get in trouble! LOL. I get that all the time.

I bought the plan online and it was originally sized to an 8×8x8 but I decided that the door would be too small at 2×4 foot so I added 25% to every measurement. So it ended up being 10×10x10. Nice size when you are almost 6 foot 2 but I can’t tell you how many times I still hit the top of my head on the door going in!

The entire process took longer than expected. It probably took 2 years to finish as I had to stop to start another project in the meantime. The detail on this thing is very time consuming not to mention the cost (which I wont, too embarrassed to admit). This is everything a normal house would cost by square foot. It’s insulated, wired, air-conditioned (window unit) and cable ready. Good thing I didn’t make it on a concrete pad because we moved from KC to Indianapolis and took it with us. Apparently there were a lot of people taking pictures and waving at the moving company as they traveled I-70. Somebody took the below picture and sent it to our moving company.

I can’t say the plans I bought were that good. Just showed dimensions but no step by step. So I studied the “blue print” and decided to stand up the left/right walls first then build in between. Seemed to be a good approach as everything worked out fine. Needed to brush up on my geometry as some of those roof angles were a bit tricky.

We keep it locked so that kids aren’t running in with muddy shoes etc. So it doesn’t actually get a lot of use like the play set we have. My original thought is that it would be a place where my daughter could go and play dolls (which she does) and the boys could play in and do homework and sleep overs. Someday I will landscape it and create a path to the door. I still enjoy looking at it and as time goes on we’ll get more and more use out of it. Our kids (13, 11, and 7) have become attached to it as it’s part of their childhood. Maybe some day their kids will be playing in it too.

Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for looking.

-- Jamie - "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out and shouting, ".... holy crap....what a ride!"

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#1 posted 04-08-2014 01:58 AM

Wow…my two young nieces would love that…...Awesome work !....thanks for sharing !

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#2 posted 04-08-2014 02:17 AM

Really nice, but unlock the door and let the kids have at it.
It should not be an heirloom, it should be used for what you built it for… For the kids.

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#3 posted 04-08-2014 03:26 AM


As I see it, you have roughly 10 years to set aside a $million so you can build your first child’s Victorian mansion! And you’ll need to escalate the savings rate after that since you won’t have much time. Plus you’ll need to be retired by then since you’ll be spending all your time building! LOL You’ve set the bar awfully high.

You did you a great job!


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#4 posted 04-08-2014 04:12 AM

wow that is an amazing play house.

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 08:03 AM

Wow that is crazy good. And the pic of moving down the hiway oh my!

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#6 posted 04-08-2014 08:25 AM

Wow! You did a fantastic job on this playhouse Jamie! Great detail in every way. I think I even see knock down ceilings inside. Super nice!

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#7 posted 04-08-2014 10:36 AM

That is fantistic. That’s more work than I do on my house. Can I live there?

Great job!!!

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#8 posted 04-08-2014 10:57 AM

good heavens, my house isn’t that nice. What an amazing gift for your children.

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 12:02 PM

That looks like something the Treehouse Master would build…. except not in a Tree :-)

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 12:18 PM

Woha, better not let my granddaughters see this. Great job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 04-08-2014 02:17 PM

Fantastic job Jamie. That sure is a Playhouse with a difference. I bet the kids love it.

Thanks for showing.


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#12 posted 04-08-2014 02:53 PM

Few children will ever have a playhouse this nice. You did a great job and I am sure your children will have a lifetime of memories for your effort.


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#13 posted 04-08-2014 03:35 PM

That is an amazing piece of work. Just beautiful.

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#14 posted 04-08-2014 03:41 PM

Most awesome playhouse ever!

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#15 posted 04-08-2014 04:01 PM

Wow, that is stunning. What a wonderful playhouse!

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