Hillside Homestead Playhouse Plan

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The 8x12 Hillside Homestead playhouse is a real delight for quasi-independent children.  Essentially two smaller clubhouses put together, this 100 square foot backyard home provides loads of ways for kids to have fun.

Features space for up to six 18" x 27" working shed windows that can be opened in the warmer weather months to let in a fresh breeze.  A total of four doors, two on the ground floor and two on the 2nd floor to access a slide or fire pole.  Two offset gable roofs and house sections add a bit of personality while a 2nd floor and trap door offer even more interactive play.

A relative simple build, if you have the basic tools, you can build this!  Don't forget to check out the other clubhouse designs we offer as well!

Features:

  • 108ft² in usable play space
  • Room for slide and fire pole on the 2nd floor
  • 8 total window openings
  • Two stories w/ connecting trap door
  • Ladder and trap door lead to the 2nd floor
  • Duel, offset gable roofs
  • 4 doors in total
  • 7.5' max interior head room
  • Designed for children aged 3-9
  • 58 page, step by step plan

Plan Category:

🏠 Classic Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 8' Wide
  • 12' Deep
  • 13.5' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x4 & 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 6 )  18" x 27"
  • ( 3 )  14" Octagonal

Roofing Details:

  • 35° gable roof pitch
  • 105 ft² of total roof coverage.  Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

Lumber List:

Make sure to ask about and take advantage of any volume discount from your local lumber yard!

Decking:
( 5 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 19 ) 5/4” x 6” x 12'

Framing:
( 18 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 38 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 26 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 2 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 16 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 9 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 1 ) 2” x 8” x 12'

( 1 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 3 ) 4” x 4” x 12'

Balusters:
( 16 ) 2” x 2” x 3'

Trim:
( 7 ) 1” x 4” x 8'
( 14 ) 1” x 4” x 10'
( 12 ) 1” x 4” x 12'
( 8 ) 1” x 6” x 10'

Plywood:
( 21 ) ½" Sheets

Hardware List:

  • (15 lbs) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • (15 lbs) GRK 2.5” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws
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