Why is DIY Playhouse Kit a Good Idea?

Your kids have been asking for an outdoor playhouse for a while now, and you are finally ready to make their wish come true.

The problem is, you cannot decide on a playhouse. Your kids might be different ages or have different interests. For example, maybe one kid is a toddler while the other is school-age, or one kid is very active while the other enjoys curling up with a good book. You would love to surprise each of them with their own playhouse, but for now, you can only choose one wooden playhouse for the backyard.

The solution? Looking into a DIY kids playhouse kit!

With a DIY playhouse kit, you can customize your kids playhouse to meet their needs. The best part is, most playhouses are designed to grow with your kids, so you are making a great investment in a DIY playhouse.

Of course, you want to ensure you are making the right decision with a DIY playhouse kit. This is understandable, as it is important to invest in a playhouse that is enjoyable for all your kids.

With the following benefits of a DIY wooden playhouse, as well as various playhouse styles and features, you will see why a DIY playhouse kit is a great decision.

"There are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots, the other is wings."
- Hodding Carter Jr

The Benefits of a DIY Outdoor Playhouse

Let's start with the benefits of these playhouses. From the size range to quality materials, there are several good reasons to invest in a DIY outdoor playhouse for your kids.

1. Works For All Sizes

The DIY playhouses, including add-on features, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This way, you can find a kit that works for all your kids, as well as a finished product that fits in your backyard. You can even increase the space of the playhouse by adding a porch or terrace, which is the case with the Little Farmhouse.

Wooden DIY Playhouse with two windows and a covered porch by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Hideaway

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Clubhouse

2. Made of High-Quality Materials

Every DIY wooden playhouse is made of high-quality materials to ensure you are ordering a beautiful, durable product. With premium Nordic spruce wood and plexiglass windows, it is easy to assemble and customize the pieces. Furthermore, every playhouse is sturdy and weather-resistant, and all you need to do is treat the wood before placing the playhouse in or near your garden.

3. Provides an Eco-Friendly Solution

In addition to the high-quality materials, DIY playhouses are also made of eco-friendly materials to create a healthy environment. Your kids have the opportunity to help the world around them, and you can take comfort in knowing their playhouse is not made of any toxic materials.


Wooden DIY Playhouse Kit on stilts with stairs and covered porch on white backround by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Bungalow

Wooden DIY Playhouse Kit on stilts with stairs, a red slide and a swing set on white backround by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Tower

Wooden DIY Playhouse Kit with wooden porch and flower boxes by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Cottage

4. Features an Easy-to-Follow Assembly

Every DIY outdoor playhouse kit comes with an assembly manual, a list of included parts, and fitting screws and nails. The instructions come in a step-by-step format, making it easier to assemble the playhouse. On average, it can take about six hours or one day to assemble the playhouse, but this also depends on the size and difficulty of your kit.

5. Encourages Family Togetherness

There are many aspects of ordering a DIY playhouse kit that encourages quality time, from choosing the add-on features to assembling the playhouse together. Once the playhouse is assembled, your kids can help you paint and furnish their new space. Believe it or not, choosing, building, and customizing their playhouse together is something your kids are going to remember forever.

6. Gets Your Kids Outside

Another benefit is how quickly a DIY playhouse can get your kids outside for a while. From helping you assemble and paint their playhouse to the hours of fun inside their space, your kids are sure to stay outside until you call them in for dinner. Even then, they may want dinner inside their playhouse, especially in a design as entertaining as the Little Chalet!

Paint and Treat Your Starter Pack

Most DIY kids playhouses are ordered as a starter park, complete with your chosen features, such as a slide or stilts. It is up to you to paint and treat the pieces of your kids playhouse. This is great news because it gives your kids the opportunity to choose their favorite color scheme, and you can ensure the pieces are treated before playtime.

Son and dad assemble Kids DIY  Playhouse by WholeWoodPlayhouses

Learning Experience For Kids

Putting together an outdoor playhouse is a learning experience for kids, as you can teach them how to work with various tools and materials. In addition, your kids can learn how to properly paint and treat wooden pieces.

DIY playhouses such as the Little Clubhouse become personal spaces for older kids, and they can use today's lesson to customize and maintain their transformed clubhouse later.

When you think about it, this is also a great learning experience for kids who may want to work on other wooden projects in the future.


Decorated 2storey Wooden Outdoor Playhouse with porch, climbing wall and slide by WholeWoodPlayhouses

Playhouse Princess

Playhouse Grand Farmhouse

Black and white wooden playhouse with black roof, flower boxes and wooden terrace by WholeWoodPlayhouses

Playhouse Blackbird

Choose From Several DIY Wooden Playhouse Styles

From a hideaway to a lodge, you can choose from several DIY wooden playhouses for your kids.

Kids Playhouse With a Slide

There is nothing like a slide to appeal to your little ones, especially when it gives them a fun way to exit their playhouse. Selections such as the Tiny Tower and Little Fun Clubhouse allow you to purchase a playhouse with a sturdy slide for all their outdoor needs. What better way to get your kid outside for a while than with their own slide?

Kids Playhouse With a Climbing Wall

A playhouse with a climbing wall is a dream come true for active kids. Rather than wait to attend a venue with a climbing wall, they can develop and enhance their skills on their own climbing wall in the backyard. With a mountain wall design, even older kids and adults are tempted to try out the climbing wall!

Kids Playhouse With a Swing Set

If you are looking for a feature that appeals to various ages, look no further than a swing set! The Little Tower is a perfect example, as it comes with a double swing with comfortable seating, allowing your kids to swing together and see how high they can go. After all, who can resist an outdoor playhouse with a double swing?

Kids Playhouse on Stilts

For kids who have an active imagination and a need for adventure, a playhouse on stilts is the answer. Playhouses such as the Little Bungalow come on stilts with a short, sturdy ladder. Kids can pretend their playhouse is a tree house, castle or look-out tower, providing hours of fun.

Other Playhouse Features

In addition to the above features, you can order a DIY playhouse kit with the following features.

Porch or Terrace

A porch or terrace provides extra space to play without leaving their playhouse. Depending on which feature they choose, their porch or terrace can be used for small chairs, a small table, or their ride-on toys.

Flower Box

What a fun way to introduce your kids to gardening. Use a flower box for their own starter garden. If gardening is not their thing, they can always use the flower boxes for small toys, which is a great way to avoid losing crayons or figurines in the grass.

Window Shutters

The shutters of the Little Farmhouse gives kids an idea of what it is like to live in a farmhouse-style space. Plus, the shutters create a cozy feeling inside their playhouse, while allowing them to create warm exterior decor.

Loft Interior

Some DIY playhouse kits feature two floors with a loft, providing extra space for reading, toys, or sleepovers. As kids grow older, they can use that space to organize their belongings.

Keep in mind, the features vary per playhouse kit. Additionally, you may need to add features such as the porch yourself, while a window flower box may be included in your starter pack. Some playhouses can also be connected to your fenced-in porch or deck for peace of mind.

Modern Farmhouse style Playhouse with black roof, white railing and natural flower boxes and safety glass door by WholeWoodPlayhouses

Custom Playhouses

White Outdoor Playhouse with white Flower boxes and  in a backyard by WholeWoodPlayhouses

Playhouse Snowy Owl

Choose The DIY Wooden Playhouse That Works For Your Kids

The selection of DIY playhouse kits may feel overwhelming at first, but the range of features and designs makes it easy to choose a playhouse that appeals to your kids.

If your kids enjoy staying active, you may want to select a kit with a slide, swing, or climbing wall. This is especially ideal if your kids frequently ask for trips to the playground.

Kids who enjoy more laid-back activities, such as reading or drawing, may be happy with a loft or terrace. Luckily, playhouses with playground-style features also include a comfortable interior, providing your kids with the best of both worlds.

A playhouse on stilts is ideal for kids who engage in hours of pretend adventures, while toddlers can enjoy a hideaway closer to the ground. Of course, a playhouse with a spacious interior becomes a cozy space for kids as they grow older.

The best part of a wide selection of DIY playhouse kits? The opportunity to customize a playhouse that works for all your kids.

Browse Through A Selection of High-Quality Playhouse Kits

If you want to browse a wide selection of exciting DIY wooden playhouse kits, be sure to check out the inventory at WholeWoodPlayhouses. From pre-made to customizable playhouses, you are sure to find a playhouse that is perfect for your kids.

"Parenting is not about what you say; it’s about what you do and how you live your life—it’s modeling behavior for your children."
- Amy Morin

Written by WholeWoodPlayhouses


 Green Wooden Playhouse DIY Kit Little Bungalow on stilts in the backyard with a bike next to it by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Bungalow

Red wooden DIY playhouse with green flower boxes and wooden porch by WholeWoodPlayhouses

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Cottage

DIY Playhouse Kit Little Farmhouse