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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Playhouse in retirement (almost)

My daughters were minus 2, 2 and 4 years old when I built this playhouse for them, in 1989. Madeleine, my youngest, still used it when she was a teenager.  Now some neighbor kids play in it from time to time, and a few weeks ago, they took it upon themselves to repaint the interior, without my permission. 

So now there are rules!