A sod-covered found-wood playhouse in a woody British backyard

Guest post by J0_M0

Come along with me and experience the tale of the time J0_M0 decided to build his kids a log playhouse in the English countryside, using only found wood and purchasing only a bag of nails. -Cat

Log House 2009

All the logs come from the surrounding trees and the sawn timber is old pallets and scrap from neighbours. The only money I spent was on a couple of bags of nails.

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I thought I’d spend a few weeks building a log house for the kids to play in. If only I’d thought about it a bit harder — this took over two years!

Comments on A sod-covered found-wood playhouse in a woody British backyard

  1. this is absolutely brilliant. i particularly love the process photos – thanks for including so many of them so we can really get a look at how it came together. truly amazing.

  2. So lovely. I wonder, do your kids play in it a lot? I imagine they already did when it was still a work in progress. I’d like to play in it myself!

  3. This is very sweet looking. I like it a lot. I am sure I would have loved it as a child. It seems a bit dark inside, but my real question is HOW did the grass get cut exactly?

  4. This is amazing, and your kids will definitely remember this and probably want to do the same thing for their children 🙂

  5. I’m curious, did you have concrete plans for the materials and layout? or is this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants?

  6. Thank you for posting the process in addition to the final product. It makes me think we might be able to accomplish something like this in our own back yard.

  7. I think i’d be very happy living in this beautiful little hibbit house, the simple life for me!

  8. I love it’s ad-hoc vibe. I have plans to build something similar in my garden but I think my wife would be worried about teh roof stability. With the compost and grass on top there must be quite a bit of wieght up there supported by those randon branches.

  9. So magical! This is exactly what I want to make for my daughter! How has it held up? Has the roof leaked? What did you use for flooring and roofing? Did you finally put in a door? Thanks!

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