“Feed Your Childs’ imagination, with
Log Cabin Playhouses!”
Log cabin playhouses can provide the perfect place for your child to play in. Usually quite small but cute, playhouses don’t take up too much room and are relatively cheap compared to other larger log cabins. They are a great place for your children to play when the weather is not nice and is best of all for us parents; we finally get to have some of the house back!! A self contained area can be a blessing in disguise in this respect, as often kids stuff seems to end up just spreading itself throughout your whole home!
What should you be focusing on when you are choosing log cabin playhouses?
Playhouses are obviously designed for smaller children, and some are of a very compact nature, which would be of little use for adults. If you are buying something where the kids will use it for the next 5 years, but after that you don’t need it, then there is little point in spending huge amounts on the biggest and best logs. If however you are buying a larger cabin that could be used initially for a playhouse, and then for something else later on, then you need to choose more carefully. If you need to know more on the different log types and how to go about choosing good logs, then visit our dedicated
With small children safety is often a top priority, so think about the surrounding area and try to eliminate any potential hazards. The sort of things that would be best to avoid sitting your playhouse near are roads, open water, big stones, or trees that you may not want your children to go on. Think about how easily you can see or communicate with your kids from the house as well.
Some playhouses are very small and only a child could stand up inside. If you never intend to use it for any other use, then this is fine and there is not point in paying more for a larger cabin. Again if you intend to put the playhouse to alternative uses after the kids grow up, make sure the size and layout will accommodate this. For more general log cabin design pointers, please visit our log cabin
Very small and compact log cabin playhouses should require a very simple base, which be fairly inexpensive. Always follow the log cabin foundation guidelines though, as a poorly sited log cabin can quickly run into problems with wood rot if moisture becomes an issue. Find out more in our page on
log cabin foundations.
Why a log cabin makes an ideal Playhouse
Log cabins have many features which lend themselves to great playhouses. They are very cosy and relaxing and the wood interior provides a healthy environment to spend time. The logs themselves are very robust and if there is a lot of very physical activity taking place, a few small dents to the logs will barely be noticed, unlike a big hole that could easily to created in plasterboard or drywall. The timber is good at absorbing noise and is a very calming and natural material. The insulation properties are good too.
There are other very practical advantages to a log playhouse you may not have thought about. The wood walls mean that it is very easy to fix a few nails or screws into, so no messing around with drilling and rawl plugs here! Even if you remove them later, the holes are barely noticeable and can easily be filled with a little wood filler should you wish to. Wood also does not easily show the dirt or dust and the natural variation in colour and grain means it is low maintenance, yet still looks great. It is also a very safe environment and banging into a wood surface is much better than a hard stone surface. All in all logs are a great material for log cabin playhouses.
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