Everyone needs a clubhouse! You can build your own backyard shelter, retreat, or clubhouse even if you have never built anything before. The clubhouse above was built in 1959 by three kids aged 8, 9 and 11, with no money or help from grownups! I know; I was the 11-year-old who took this picture. I'm sharing here what I have learned since then. Readers of all ages are welcome to comment with their own ideas, pictures or stories. To help you on your way, I've written a book titled "Keep Out! Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse", which is available through bookstores or at Amazon.com . Many of the items I post here are also in the book.
If you're trying to build your clubhouse but don't know what to do next, either as you are starting out or at some point in the middle, let me know. You can comment to this post with a question, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll help you if I can!