This post is sponsored by Ryobi Tools. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
The older my girls get, the more time we spend playing in the backyard. I started getting an idea in my head about creating a little kids backyard hideaway for the girls this winter after seeing tons of cute outdoor playhouses. I actually really wanted a playhouse (for myself) but there were two factors that held me back – one was the cost, the pre-made ones are expensive and a DIY one would be a big investment in time and materials. The other thing is portability – like everything else I purchase for the home I have to consider whether or not it can be moved when it’s time for us to transfer.
So, because a massive playhouse was out of the question, Matt and I started brainstorming some other ideas for outdoor hideaway. That’s when we decided to make our own hideaway that was half tent, half house, and totally cute.
At first, I wasn’t totally convinced we could pull it off and it look as adorable as I imagined it would but once we started building it all came together.
This project is the best budget DIY you can imagine. Using a couple sheets of plywood and some 2x4s, Matt and I spent an afternoon building the majority of the hideaway then we assembled it in about an hour the next day. It was an easy weekend project that has already given our kids hours of entertainment!
The girls have already played “drive thru,” read stories, lounged with popsicles, and invited our neighbor to the hideaway. I also love that Peighton is calling it a hideaway – it’s so cute when she tells people that we built her a “hideaway” – she loves it and we love that they love it!
We built this bad boy with the help of our Ryobi Tools and you can grab the step-by-step tutorial here on Ryobi Nation.