Plastic, makeshift, hand-me-down—any outdoor playhouse will do when you’re a little one. But, from mini-mansions with actual lofts to a ridiculously realistic 1950s diner, there are some truly mind-blowing kiddie play pads out there. We’ve rounded up our absolute favorites in the album below. Go ahead … take a peek. You might even be inspired to swap digs with the kids.

All Hollowed Out

Don’t have a tree in your backyard that would hold a playhouse? No problem! The Timberland Tree House from Sweet Retreat Kids comes with its own tree stump. But unlike typical tree stumps, this one is hollowed out and has a ladder inside so little ones can climb up to their charmingly quirky hang-out. The house also features an adorable little porch and a rustic sloped roof and crooked windows. Also, if you don’t like the color, you can send Sweet Retreat Kids any paint sample, and they’ll match it for a small price increase.

photo: Sweet Retreat Kids


Which playhouse made you wish you were a kid again?

— Nicole Fabian-Weber & Lauren Hill