20+ Free Playhouse Plans

There are so many DIY playhouses shared online, but not all of them come with a plan or tutorial. So today we are sharing some of the best playhouses we found, with accompanying details! 

Whether you want a simple playhouse, a GRAND playhouse, a tree house, or maybe you're looking for a toddler playhouse and have limited space, we've included a sample of just about everything you can imagine in this one post! 

Playhouses are so much fun to plan and create. It allows us adults to think about all the things we would want as a child, if we had our very own playhouse. So while you're looking through these TOP 20 Playhouses, imagine what you would add to customize it to perfection! 

Think about it...

Lights, handmade furniture, mailboxes, house numbers, planters, rugs, decor...

The sky is the limit! Keep dreaming and help the kiddos realize that dream, when you make it a reality, with your own two hands!

Enjoy these Top 20 Playhouses.



1. Simple Playhouse

basic playhouse simple playhouse

Build a darling playhouse with our series of plans! Each plan breaks down the front wall, gable and ends, back wall, and roof, in our separate plan posts. This plan can be built on a low foundation or up on a deck, shown in the next photo. Each step is available in the link below!



2. Simple Playhouse with Deck

playhouse with deck simple playhouse basic playhouse

Our easy deck plan allows you to raise the playhouse up off the ground and add more fun! Maybe a slide, a rock climbing wall, ladders, poles, anything you can imagine! 



3. Craftsman Style Playhouse

craftsman style playhouse

This gorgeous playhouse features wide open french doors, a taller ceiling, and beautiful windows. Great for bigger kids or mom and dad to come hang out too!   

by AerialC



4. Playhouse with Swing Set

playhouse with swing set

Want to add a swing set to the simple playhouse plan? We have you covered there too! 



5. Modern Indoor or Outdoor Playhouse

indoor or outdoor playhouse modern playhouse

This adorable playhouse is by Jen Woodhouse, be sure to check out her full post of this build! As she states in her plan post, "If you’d like to convert this indoor playhouse to one that is suitable outdoors, I would recommend using exterior-grade plywood and finishing it with several coats of exterior-grade polyurethane. You may even want to use cedar or redwood, since those wood species are naturally resistant to decay. Also, I’d replace the roof with one that is suitable for outdoors."



6. Bungalow Playhouse

bungalow playhouse indoor playhouse

Another playhouse suitable for inside or out! This super cute project is by Jaime Costiglio, she has all the details on her site! 



7. Playhouse with Sandbox

playhouse with sandbox

If you build your playhouse up on a deck, it provides the perfect cover for adding a sandbox to the base! Hamilton Park Home, used our covered sandbox plans to create this addition. To see all the details on their playhouse check it out HERE



8. Modern Kids Treehouse

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This modern kids treehouse is cleverly designed using fence pickets to keep the cost down, and off the shelf roofing panels, so you don't have to cut metal! Overall a very easy way to build a treehouse with the help of our step by step tutorial!



9. Clubhouse Play Set

clubhouse Playhouse playset playground

This awesome clubhouse play set includes a 5′ turbo tube slide, 3 swings, climbing wall and ladder, steering wheel, telescope and plenty of play area. Her Tool Belt, has all the details, so go check them out! 



10. Outdoor Playset

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This cute playset has it all! Swings, chalkboard, climbing wall, slide, etc... See the stages of the build and material list at Created by V. Add a roof or keep it open on the top deck! Check out all the details in the link below!



11. Handmade Hideaway

handmade hideaway handmade playhouse

This darling handmade playhouse is so inviting! All the little details make it extra charming. It's like a little covered deck to just hang out and when you're done, you get to go down the slide! (that's a tip for the parents...) To see the full details of the build, stop by The Handmade Home!



12. Handmade Hideaway 2.0 for Bigger Kids

big kid playhouse

The Handmade Home also has a bigger kids playhouse, the handmade hideaway 2.0. I think I see a great spot for the adults too... Check it out!



13. Small A Frame Playhouse

a frame playhouse

A Beautiful Mess shares the story behind this darling A Frame Playhouse as well as all the details to build one yourself, check it out! 



14. Outdoor Wooden Playhouse

outdoor wood playhouse knockoff playhouse wooden play structure

You ever see an image on Pinterest and say, hey I can build that! That's exactly what Life with L Nicole did, and my oh my is it darling! We love the look of this wood playhouse, handmade with love. Check out all the build details in the link below! 



15. Mini House Playhouse

mini house playhouse house for kids

This darling playhouse looks like a miniature house! We love all the details shared by Jennifer Maune. Comprehensive plans available in the link below!



16. Playhouse with Gable Roof and Window Boxes

playhouse gable roof playhouse

Another fabulous playhouse design by Rogue Engineer! Check out all the sweet details, like those darling window boxes and the rope railings on the front porch, the inside is just as cute, so check it out in the link below!



17. Kid Friendly Outdoor Hideaway

kid friendly outdoor hideaway diy outdoor tent

This Kid Friendly Outdoor Hideaway is the perfect spot to relax, read and pretend play! Created by Vintage Revivals, we love the use of materials to create this magical space! Check out all the details in the link below! 



18. 2 Story Mini House Playhouse

2 story mini house  2 story playhouse

This amazing "playhouse" is more like a 2 story mini house! Complete with a miniature kitchen, living room, dining room & more! You'll want to check out this project over at Love Create Celebrate!



19. Open A Frame Playhouse

a frame playhouse open a frame

This beautiful, open design, A Frame Playhouse begs to be played in. We love the natural light the clear corrugated panels allow in! Bev Cooks has a nice tutorial to build your own!



20. Toddler Playhouse

toddler playhouse small playhouse

This cute little playhouse is great for a toddler or a small backyard. Customize with whatever additional fun play items you can think of for this small space and keep the costs down with the small footprint! Love and Renovations has a nice tutorial to build it yourself!



Indoor Farmhouse Playhouse

free farmhouse playhouse plans

I built this little indoor playhouse for our living room, so Everly would have a playspot on the main floor, that is not an eyesore.  This was an easy and fun build, and it has held up well over the years.  We decorate it with Christmas lights every year.  

I highly recommend this project!

free playhouse plans