Farmhouse Indoor Playhouse

I just finished up this indoor playhouse THIS MORNING and it is so darling, I couldn’t wait for the video (coming soon!) to share the plans with you!

indoor playhouse

The Back Story

For my toddler daughter’s Christmas gift, I was going to buy her a play tent that looks like a playhouse for the living room.  But after shopping around, the play tents suitable to stay up in the main living room cost about $200!  Yes, $200 for a kids play tent.  Like this one sold out from Pottery Barn Kids.  Or this one from Scandiborn.  Or this one from Target – so cute, right?

At that price point, I thought I could design and build her something out of wood for less money overall, but higher quality and last longer. 

Indoor Playhouse Features

  • Portable, so can be set up almost anywhere and doesn’t have to be framed into your house
  • Small size, will fit in most rooms
  • Easy to break down into panels for storage (since you’ll want to keep this one around for grandchildren someday!)
  • Perfect size for preschoolers
  • Sturdy and solid walls – not fabric walls!
  • Can be repaired, repainted, reused, and is biodegradable 

Free Plans to Build Your Own Indoor Playhouse

Our new free plans are easy to follow, with a shopping list, cut list and step by step diagrams.

Farmhouse Bed for American Girl or 18" Dolls


American Girl doll beds can be so expensive!  Have you thought about building your own?  For about $10 you can DIY your own doll bed, and paint or stain it any color you like!

Here’s a few DIY photos from our amazing readers:

american girl doll bed

Photo by LBROWN

american girl doll bed


This project has been a reader favorite for over a decade! It’s such a fun and easy project with big results!

Our free plans make it simple!  

American Girl Doll Bed Tutorial

Under Sink Storage Organizer "H Shelf"

Under our kitchen sink was a serious mess.  I couldn’t find anything and the small stuff was taking up just as much space as the big stuff.

For about $10 I built this amazingly simple organizer that turned frusturation into storage freedom!

Watch and see in my video tutorial:

And build your own under sink storage organizer with my free tutorial below: