Since the weather has started warming up, the family and I have been spending much more time out in the garden. We finally have the posts in for the long-awaited cubby house in the corner of the garden.
I've been dreaming and scheming up ways to incorporate recycled building materials into the cubby.
Currently I'm planning a wooden shingle roof made from fence offcuts, a rail made from silver birch branches from my parents garden and ship lap style cladding, again from old fence palings.
Some other additions planned are:
- a trap door in the floor
- a bird feeder
- a window box for strawberries and flowers
- a periscope or telescope
- an old fashioned weather vane with cockerel
- a flying fox that sails from the top of the garden to the cubby door step
It sounds like the kids have gone a bit wild, but in all honesty these are my crazy ideas!
I think I'm looking forward to it more than they are :)
Here are some of my favourite playhouses and tree houses found on the interwebs:
Hope they have inspired you to think about creating a fairytale inspired place for your kids or yourself!