Charlotte's 8x8 Loft Playhouse Plan

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Some families just want something simple, but with a little flair sprinkle on top.  Something easy to build, but still continually delight the kids.  This mini-saltbox playhouse design aims to deliver just that with a standard footprint size and extra space on top for added storage or summer slumber parties.

Charlotte's loft playhouse plan uses the standard 8x8 dimensional impression to maximize interior size and minimize cost, producing as little waste as possible.  In addition to the lower level, built in above is a half size loft with ship ladder entrance, increasing the overall play area to 96ft².  Nine total windows, including 3 just in the  garret provides ample natural light, with shutter instructions also included.  A saltbox gable roof composition also maximizes headroom while giving a classic overall aesthetic.  The Charlotte is the perfect escape for the kids, and roomy enough for adults to join in the fun too.

Don't forget to also look at our similar Gable loft playhouse plan and other younger age range designs. Download this plan and start your new family project tomorrow!

Features:

  • 96ft² in usable play space
  • Loft with ship ladder access
  • Saltbox gable roof design
  • Decorative front door
  • 8'+ max interior head room
  • Window shutters
  • Designed for children aged 3-8
  • 27 page, step by step plan

Plan Category:

🏠 Classic Playhouse Plans
🧸 Young Children Plans

Dimensions:

  • 8' Wide
  • 8' Deep
  • 11' 3" Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4
  • Rafters: 2x6

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 3 ) 14" x 21"
  • ( 6 ) 18" x 27"

Roofing Details:

  • 40° gable roof pitch
  • 112 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!

2x4:
( 47 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 6 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 16 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

2x6:
( 18 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 10 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 2 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

2x8:
( 1 ) 2” x 8” x 10'

2x2:
( 10 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

1x4:
( 1 ) 1” x 4” x 8'

1x6:
( 2 ) 1” x 6” x 12'

Plywood:
( 9 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 7 ) ⅝"" Plywood Sheets

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