Tiny town in our own backyard

We have a pretty big back yard. Ok, so we have a HUGE backyard. Year before last, I bought the kids a playset from Sam’s Club. They LOVE it, but I thought we could do something fun and different to the backyard to spark more interest to play outside more. Ever since we’ve lived in this house (4 years ago next month!) we have had a playhouse on our huge deck. Well, the kids were slowly starting to lose interest in it, so I thought it would be neat to take it from the deck to the backyard and create a ‘tiny town’ for them.

Before

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During

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Now

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It’s not level yet, but this will give you an idea of the space I have to work with. We are going to built a platform for the playhouse to level it out and to create a deck type feel to the house itself. Once we get that done, I want to add a brick ‘road’ path so it feels like a backyard small town with roads for the kids to drive their cars and scooters on. I can’t wait to start on it, but first, I have other home projects in the workings.

Do you have a backyard play area? I’d love to see if you do!

Comments

  1. I LOVE that play house. A play house is next on our list to build. We have a big play area outside too, because we think it’s SO important to encourage our kids to be outside & active. Can’t wait to see it when you are finished!