Is this the garden play house of every child’s dreams?

  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • This wooden play house has been built by doting and practical father for his two young daughters, and it's good enough to live in

    If listed in the property pages, the advert for this incredible DIY wooden play house might read as follows: ‘Impressive, detached, timber cladded, two-storey, one bedroom, All-American home. Surrounded by extensive grounds, trees and wildlife. Exterior boasts both ground floor veranda and 1st floor balcony. Private bridge with views connects house to outdoor exercise zone. Internally, the practical interior floor-plan consists of modern kitchen diner, comfortable lounge and mezzanine bedroom area.’

    Need to entertain the little ones? Check out these Things to do with this kids this summer

    ATB building co play house

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    But actually you read right, this beautiful building is not a sought-after family home about to go on the housing market but in fact an incredible garden wooden play-house complete with climbing wall, swing area and slide. It’s been built by a talented American contractor called Adam Boyd of ATB Building Group.  And he’d be happy to build one for you too. If you live in the Detroit area of the USA that is.

    Designed and created for this two young daughters, Mr Boyd has gone all out to build a whimsical, wow-factor playhouse that is sure to make his girls the envy of all their friends.

    Need to make some out-door escape space for you? She shed – how to create a chic retreat in a weekend

    Outside, trendy teal-green cladding looks smart against fresh white window frames while the veranda and balcony are kept stylishly natural.  Hanging ferns on the balcony and potted flowers on the porch only add to its luxurious and homely look. The girls can play for hours on the natural wooden bridge ‘extension’ complete with winding tunnel slide, swings,  climbing wall and net ladders.

    ATB building Inc. playhouse with slide

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    Inside, the playhouse continues its draw-dropping appeal ready for plenty of imaginative play. The colourful kitchen diner has a sugary pink and pretty purple colour scheme.

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    After dinner, the girls can relax upstairs in their pretty lounge or get creative on the well lit (yes, that’s an electric light) chalk-board wall.

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    If all that art, or outdoor play gets tiring. Up the traditional wooden ladder stairs, an elavated mezzanine bedroom / den is waiting with cuddly toys to cosy up with.

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    The attention to detail has not been spared in this fabulous play house, and Adam Boyd most probably hopes it will give his luckiest girls hours of outdoor play for years to come as he has lovingly marked his masterpiece for them to remember what a super DIY dad they have.

    Credit: Flashes of Life photography / ATB Building Inc.

    Look whimsical places? Could this be the most idyllic fairy-tale cottage to rent ever?

    To see more pictures of the fabulous garden play house Adam Boyd has built visit his business Facbook page @ATBBuildinginc

    We can’t wait to see what inspirational space he might build next…

    All the latest from Ideal Home