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14 fun treehouses and playhouses

Give your kids or grandkids a special place to call their own and let their imaginations run wild! Build them a treehouse or playhouse, and inspire endless hours of play!
  • Two-room treehouse

    This fun set-up has something for everyone, and room for bunches of friends! Climb the ladder and hang out in the treehouse or on its balcony, or stay closer to the ground in the playhouse. 

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • All-in-one fun!

    This play center packs a whole lot of fun into a small amount of ground space. A beautiful treehouse with balcony is perched high above the ground, accessible by stairs in the back. When you want to come down, take the slide! Underneath the treehouse, a basketball hoop and swingset provide even more opportunities for play.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Winding staircase

    This pretty treehouse was made from shiny sheet metal. This material was also used to create a safety wall along the railing of the staircase that wraps around the tree. Windowboxes add a special touch to this girl's getaway!

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Treehouse in the timber

    This large treehouse is supported by several trees, making it extra sturdy. It's large enough for the whole family, and features a small balcony. A door and shutters can be closed to keep critters and the elements out when not in use. 

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Deckside dreamhouse

    This playhouse, complete with French doors, push-out awning windows, and a mini deck, is painted in a lovely bright hue and topped with corrugated tin. It sits cozily in the backyard, right next to the deck, giving kids a fantastic place to play in their own space, without being too far from the rest of the family. Plus, there's a firepit nearby for roasting marshmallows!

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Posh playhouse

    This gorgeous, two-story playhouse was built in the same style as the main house, so it blends in perfectly on the property. Vines climb the walls, just like the big house, and great care has been given to the landscaping. What a perfect place for a tea party!

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Ahoy, mateys!

    Kids can let their imaginations run wild in this ship-shaped playhouse! They can run their flag up the pole, take command on the deck, hide away in the captain's quarters, and slide down when they're through.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Simply fun

    Don't let a lack of treehouse-suited trees in your backyard keep you from having some above-ground fun! This playhouse on stilts still gives kids the feeling of being high in the sky, where they'll have all kinds of grand adventures! The space under the house and steps is perfect for a fairy garden!

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Take the easy way down

    This elevated treehouse sits on a steep hill in the backyard, giving it the appearance of being very high in the trees! Steps lead up to a small balcony and into the structure, and a long slide makes for quick get-aways. The clean lines and circular embellishment on the front give the playhouse a modern or even Asian feel. Who says playhouses can't be chic?

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Colorful castle

    This corner of the yard looks fancy enough for the most discerning grown-up, but it's designed for the kids! Child-sized benches and table are nestled into landscaping that includes oversized grasses and plants, giving a jungle-like feel to the area. A water feature provides a place to spash a bit, and a ladder leads to a lookout tower on top of the playhouse. Dutch doors and colorful strands of lights add a touch of whimsy to the playhouse.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Whimsical gingerbread house

    The oblong shape of this fanciful playhouse means there's room for multiple levels inside. Gingerbread-style trim, a rounded window, and flowing freehand swirls painted on the front make this the perfect playhouse for a would-be princess.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Polynesian playhouse

    The tropical setting of this backyard just screams for a beach-style playhouse. The eight-sided structure, painted in playful stripes, features shutters that open to let the breeze pass through. They can be closed up tight when the weather gets rough.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • On deck for fun!

    This simple playhouse was built right onto a deck/walkway that winds through the property. What a great place to take a stroll and stop for a bit of play on a beautiful summer evening.

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014
  • Treehouse for grown-ups

    Who says kids should get to have all the fun? This above-ground deck was built into the trees, and offers a relaxing spot to unwind at the end of the day. If that's not relaxing enough, take a rest in the hammock suspended from the bottom of the deck!

    Date Published: June 18, 2014
    Date Updated: June 18, 2014

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