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Stilt house for children in the garden build yourself – instructions and construction plan

stilt house for children in the garden with climbing wall and acrylic roof

What child does not dream of having his own kingdom in the treetops? The little house above the ground stimulates children’s imagination and increases their motor skills. As a retreat and play castle, the garden playhouse is a great reason for the little ones to play outside again in the digital age. But how do you build a tree house without having a suitable tree in the garden? A playhouse on stilts is a great alternative. Today we’re going to show you a great example of a successful DIY build that will fascinate kids of all ages. Read on to learn how you can build a stilt house with a slide, sandbox and climbing wall in your backyard yourself!

stilt house children playhouse wood build yourself with slide and sandbox

Blogger Kati and her husband built this stunning stilt house for their kids last summer. On her blog housefullofhandmade.com she has compiled everything important about the playhouse construction: Construction plan, budget, materials and tools, building instructions, etc. And the result is simply overwhelming!

children playhouse on stilts with sandbox and climbing wall

With its compact dimensions (150 x 200 cm), the playhouse on stilts does not take up so much space and is ideal even for a small garden. In a small version without a slide is already enough mini building, which can be reached by a rope ladder.

build your own tree house on stilts for children with railing and acrylic roof


Stilt house for children is protected from the wind and has a semi-transparent polycarbonate roof. It has walls from three sides and is open only to the front. The chosen roof material keeps out the sun’s harmful rays, but allows plenty of light into the playhouse. Thus, children can play outside in any weather. Furthermore, a sandbox is designed under the stilts, which is also well protected from bad weather conditions.

stilt house for children in the garden DIY wooden house

How to build a stilt house for children in your own garden?

Here’s how:

1.Build the platform from pressure-treated lumber.
2. assemble the three walls, paint them and then attach them to the platform.
3. put a high railing on the open side.
4. assemble the slide and climbing wall for extra fun.
5. build the rafters and attach the roof panels.
6.Furnish and decorate the stilt house for kids.

stilt house children playhouse wood build yourself instructions


Below we show you the highlights of the building instructions. If you want to build a wooden playhouse like this yourself, you can read about the details on Kati’s blog. She even calculated the total cost of building the stilt house: 760 US dollars, which is about 615 euros. So before you decide to do such a do it yourself project, determine your budget and find out the prices of building materials. The cost and time compared to the ready-made kits is considerable, but the result is stunning, as you can see for yourself.

1. build the pedestal for the stilt house for children.

platform for stilt house self build wood instruction

wooden stilt house in the garden for children build yourself instructions platform height 2 m

stilt house build foundation deck wood

Dig the pedestal about 10 cm deep into the ground

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and level it

stilt house for children build yourself from wood deck foundation

Build wooden platform for stilt house yourself

children's playhouse on stilts platform wooden boards paint weatherproof

stilt house platform from wood stain varnish

Stilt house platform height determine

Stilt house for children in the garden platform build yourself

stilt house platform of wood build yourself

2. the stilt house for children has walls for three sides

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stilt house for children self build construction plan walls

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The back wall

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children playhouse for garden walls wooden panels

children playhouse for garden plywood walls boards

The side walls

stilt house wooden walls assemble

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Install the walls on the platform

children's playhouse for garden walls to fix the platform

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Screw the screws at an angle

children's playhouse for garden nailing walls to platform

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children's playhouse for garden walls shelves painted white

children's playhouse for garden white painted viewing window

children playhouse for garden wall turquoise painted

3. build railing for the stilt house with slide

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Wooden posts for railing children playhouse

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Stilt house railing build yourself wooden boards paint white

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stilt house playhouse for children railing safety

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Playhouse on stilts for children with slide and sandbox

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stilt house for children railing wood X shape

Playhouse on stilts with railing X shape

4. install the slide and climbing wall

stilt house with slide self build wooden boards provide stability

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children's playhouse for garden with slide build yourself

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stilt house with climbing wall for children build yourself

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stilt house with climbing wall and sandbox for children build yourself

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stilt house with climbing wall instruction drill climbing handles for children assemble

stilt house with climbing wall for children climbing handles inside

stilt house for children climbing wall handles assemble

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stilt house for children in the garden with climbing wall

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5. attach the roof panels

wooden playhouse children drill rafters

Children's playhouse railing wooden boards cut at an angle

wooden playhouse children roof rafters fastening

wooden playhouse children roof rafters hole pre-drill

wooden playhouse children roof rafters crosswise to attach

wooden playhouse children build rafters attach

Building instructions stilt house for children with roof and slide

wooden playhouse children roof acrylic panels attach rafters

wooden playhouse children roof acrylic panels

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This is how the finished playhouse on stilts looks in the garden!

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