The Little Cottage 8x8 ft. Wood Firehouse Playhouse was featured on an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This kit includes everything you need to assemble a genuine firehouse playhouse that your kids will love. They might use it as a clubhouse, or just for hours of imaginative play - either way, this high-quality structure will stand up to years of enjoyment. Easy to build and filled with all sorts of charming details, this playhouse is the ultimate addition to any backyard.
The Firehouse Playhouse is constructed from LP Smart Side, a hugely popular wood in the building industry for a variety of reasons. LP Smart Side is environmentally sound, with low pollution production, and is highly renewable. It's also treated with care using a SmartGuard finish, which uses zinc borates to resist rot and mold while minimizing chemical use and pollutant output. Because LP Smart Side is so strong and safe, the playhouse pieces are covered by a 50-year limited warranty from LP.
Please note that this playhouse is available in a variety of configurations ... order simply the house structure itself, or the structure along with extra features like a deck with railing or a chimney. If you purchase an option that does not include a floor kit, then you must supply the interior flooring for the house. Also note that the configurations that include a deck require you to supply three 4 x 4-foot pressure-treated posts beneath the floor for extra support.
This playhouse includes:
Also included with your playhouse is a link to a downloadable, full-color instruction manual. You supply shingles and Dripedge edging for the roof, along with the paint of your choice.
About The Little Cottage Company
Nestled in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, The Little Cottage Company resides in a quaint, slow-paced setting where old-fashioned craftsmanship and attention to detail have never gone out of style. Our experienced carpenters and skilled designers take great pride in creating top-quality, pre-built models and Do-It-Yourself kits of playhouses, storage sheds, and more.
Our DIY playhouse kits are designed for easy assembly. Unless otherwise noted, they should require an average of two adults working four to eight hours to complete. Panelized walls, pre-cut pieces, and alphabetized labels help make the process simple, as does the downloadable full-color instruction manual (link provided with your purchase).
When assembling your playhouse, please make sure to choose a level area for installation. We recommend an area that is covered in crushed stone, patio block, or concrete, in order to form a base for the playhouse. However, because the playhouse bases are made from treated lumber, they can be placed directly on the ground. If you do decide to prepare a base for your playhouse, make sure it measures 1 foot wider than the house itself on all sides.
If you are interested in moving your playhouse to another location in the future, you should purchase and install 4 x 4 runners before completing assembly. Once runners are in place, the playhouse can be moved by your local tow truck company with the use of a flatbed and a winch. If you are simply moving the playhouse across the yard, you can do so with heavy wall PVC piping. Call Little Cottage Co. at 330-893-4212 for more information and assistance.