Paul Gifford

Hi, I'm Paul, creator of this website and all the plans hosted within it. When I was younger... much younger, I loved playing on my home, school and church's play sets. My home playhouse wasn't much to speak for, but thankfully the other two establishments had better resources. My imagination always ran wild with enemy spaceships I had to callously shoot down, to a runaway train that had to be made immobile before it flew off the uncompleted bridge up ahead. Those were the days.

Today, now that I have helped build over 200 tree houses working with Tree Top Builders and have a decade of carpentry experience behind me, I'd thought I'd take to CAD and share some of my ideas for playhouses I've always wished I could have had. Younger kids can be easy to initially please, but I wanted to design playhouses that all kids, young and old, can enjoy building and playing with for a long time.

The goal here is to not only take the fear out of DIY woodworking, but make a complete 180 turn and make it fun, easy and exciting. All the hosted plans here come with thorough, step by step instructions with simple, clear to understand 3D pictures to guide you along your way to building the ultimate play structure for that special little guy. Check out some of the free plans for a great example of how easy my plans are to follow, and don't forget to check out the blog too for some amazing playhouse resources. Please feel free to email me with any questions and play on!

If you are looking for something fun, but aimed for adults, look at our shed page  for a variety of different shed designs for any personality type.

You can read more about how and why I got started with this website here.

Paul J Gifford