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Amazing Kids Playhouse Plans – FREE! Amazing Kids Playhouse Plans – FREE!
Just about every kid would LOVE an awesome playhouse.  We built a playhouse for my son about 5 or 6 years ago and he... Amazing Kids Playhouse Plans – FREE!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Just about every kid would LOVE an awesome playhouse.  We built a playhouse for my son about 5 or 6 years ago and he still uses it to this day.  Our playhouse is similar to this free plan. We didn’t have a deck at the bottom, but we did elevate our floor about 3′.

A playhouse that is as well-built as the one in this plan, will last for years.  The use that your kids, their friends, and your neighbors kids will make this fort well worth the investment of time and material.  In fact, one thing that many folks don’t consider is the value that this adds to a home in general.  If an identical home is for sale, and the prospective buyer has young children, which house do you think they will lean toward?  The one with a play house for the kids, of course.

Amazing kids playhouse plans

This plan uses many techniques that will aid you for the rest of your building days.  The plan is large, but relatively easy to follow.  Get your head around it and follow along with the step by step plan.

I strongly encourage anyone building something of this scale to read the entire plan first, go back to the beginning and then start building.  You will be happy that you did and will have an understanding of what is coming next.

There are few a few changes that I would make to this plan.  Primarily, I would be sure that it was more weather tight.  I would accomplish this by building a traditional roof.  You can have the exact same look as the plan calls for.  You simply need to sheath the roof with plywood (or OSB) prior to adding your slats and roof panels.

Have fun building this terrific playhouse using the free plans from Canadian Home Workshop.

Click on the picture to download the PDF version of the plans.

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A great project that could save you thousands over leading products
  • Ability to customize
  • Durable
  • Thorough project plans
  • Exploded view
  • This is a big build

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  • Ellie

    February 12, 2021 #1 Author

    This link does not give you plans for a build with pictures. The pdf file no longer works and the directions are somewhat vague.


  • Angie

    March 25, 2016 #2 Author

    I’m reading through your PDF plans and it says to see page 23 but there are only 11 pages. Am I missing something?!


    • WoodworkCity

      March 25, 2016 #3 Author

      Sorry Angie, They may have been referencing the page numbers when this used to be in a print publication. They might also have been referencing the layout of the blocks found in the image that shows the foundation blocks. Sorry. The plans are fairly clear for the playhouse but not as much for the base/foundation. You could always pour piers at the corners but most people don’t do so because the don’t want a permanent post in the ground for an item that might only get 5-8 years of use.


  • Justyna Scaccio

    March 10, 2015 #5 Author

    What’s the average price for the materials?


    • WoodworkCity

      March 10, 2015 #6 Author


      That is not an easy question to answer. Prices fluctuate too much from one area to the next and from one store to the next. I would recommend that you print the “Material list” section of the plans and price that out with a local lumber supplier. Go to: and click “Tools & Materials”.

      My local lumber supply company ( has pricing of everything online. If you don’t have a supplier near you, perhaps you could get an estimate by entering the information at a site like LenCo. The list looks more intimidating than it is since most of the material on the list is 2″x6″ lumber (1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″).

      Good luck. Sorry we couldn’t be specific.


      • Rusty

        August 24, 2015 #7 Author

        How much did it costing you to purchase the materials & roughly how many man hours?


  • chellye valenzuela

    February 10, 2015 #8 Author

    I would like to see the free playhouse plan and other wood patterns.


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