One of the simplest types of playhouses to build while still fulfilling the fun quotient as well as providing plenty of opportunity for imaginative play is the A-frame playhouse. This design gives you a pitch that is phenomenal and thereby allows a small loft area for storage or play.
The A-frame playhouse when built large enough can afford areas inside for storage either on the loft or below. A ladder can be built-in to provide transmission of one person from floor to loft area. Split the A-frame design in half to provide a goodly amount of loft space while also providing a substantial play area.
The play area is going to reach from floor to ceiling. Again, if you make this A-frame playhouse large enough, you will have room to play about in the play area where height is not a problem. A basketball goal could be place on the back wall. If you are really handy, you could even install dormer windows on each side of the loft. The front wall should include a door and windows so that you can peer through and see what the kids are doing.
One of the really cool things about the A-Frame playhouse is that it allows a comfortable degree of safety and a more than adequate amount of coverage when the weather turns as ugly as Joan Rivers without her makeup. The A-frame facilitates drainage so there should never be a leak problem unless someone crashes into the exterior of the frame itself. Kids can enjoy their clubhouse even when it’s raining.
Another cool thing about building a substantial A-frame playhouse is that it can be transformed once your kids outgrow it. Place a mattress up on the loft section and it can become a private residence for your kid when college rolls around. Transformation should be a key ingredient in any exterior housing, but the A-frame really can become a home away from home. Once the kid becomes and adult who has left the roost, you could potentially even rent out the A-frame and make a little money off. Or, you could make home office out of it. Or, of course, you could transposition it back into a playhouse for grandchildren.
Materials need to build an A-frame playhouse include plywood, concrete for the foundation and shingles for the roof. An adequate size for the A-frame playhouse is about and shingles for the roof. An adequate size for the A-frame playhouse is about 14 feet high, about fifteen feet long and ten feet across. Makes sure the entryway is large enough to make it capable of opening up to include potential furnishings.