10 Amazing DIY Backyard Playhouses

Give your kids the fun they deserve by building the perfect playhouse for them!

10 Amazing DIY Backyard Playhouses


Plastic store-bought playhouses usually cost anywhere up to $1000. Building a playhouse on your own is a less expensive option that will allow you to get the structure you want, plus give you the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Here are some really cool DIY backyard playhouses that will enrich your kids’ lives and enhance your landscape.

1. Two Story Playhouse

Two Story Playhouse

This triangle shaped playhouse with stairs and a bench looks great, and can be folded away when not in use. [DIY instructions: DIY Network]

2. Modern Playhouse

Modern Playhouse

If you are looking for a playhouse that’s modern yet still classic, this project might be just what you’re looking for. [DIY instructions: The House of Wood]

3. Wild West Playhouse

Here is a great playhouse for the cowboy or cowgirl in your family. [DIY instructions: The Owner-Builder Network]

4. Platform Tent Playhouse

Platform Tent Playhouse

This is a very simple build. The finished size of the playhouse is 5 feet x 8 feet. [DIY instructions: Vintage Revivals]

5. Pallet Playhouse

Pallet Playhouse

Use shipping pallets and reclaimed wood to build your kids a funky playhouse. [DIY instructions: Instructables]

6. The Wendy House

The Wendy House with a Front Porch

This playhouse has some feminine characteristics, so if you’d like a more feminine playhouse then this might be a good choice for you. [DIY instructions: BuildEazy]

7. Make Your Shed A Playhouse

Make Your Shed A Playhouse

If you have a shed that isn’t being used, you can turn it into a shed playhouse without much effort. [DIY instructions: The Home Depot]

8. The Log Cabin Playhouse

Log Cabin Playhouse

This log cabin playhouse is a very interesting design that kids will love. And the best part is that you can build it for under $300! [DIY instructions: Instructables]

9. Recycled Door Playhouse

Recycled Door Playhouse

Have old doors lying around? Do not throw them away. Use them to create this cool and easy playhouse! If you don’t have any old doors on hand, you can easily purchase them at your local home improvement store for around $30. [DIY instructions: Playscapes]

10. Playhouse with Slide

Playhouse with Slide

Build a playhouse for your kids that has a slide, steps, swings, a bridge, fort and plenty of room to hide and play. [DIY instructions: Built by Kids]

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