Encourage imaginative play and make a retreat your child will love with the Little Cottage 8x8 ft. Victorian Wood Playhouse. Inspired by classic Victorian construction, complete with gingerbread trim, a heart-shaped window, and old-fashioned shutters, this extraordinary playhouse measures approximately 8 x 8 x 8 feet and is just the right size for your child. You'll love its stately presence in your backyard, too.
This house is constructed from LP Smart Side, a popular building material due to its durability, resistance to weather, and its low environmental impact. Treated with SmartGuard, which uses zinc borates to resist rot and mold, LP Smart Side is an incredibly strong and safe alternative to typical materials that ensures years of enjoyment from your playhouse. Thanks to the durability of this material, LP offers a 50-year limited warranty.
This house arrives as a kit, ready to assemble with ease. It is available in your choice of configurations based on availability. Please note that if you choose an option without the floor kit, then you must provide the materials for an interior floor. The playhouse shown in the photo above includes all available options (floor kit, chimney, loft, and deck with rail).
Your house comes complete with 2x3 wood wall framing, 2x4 wood trusses, high-quality siding and trim (which is pre-fastened to wall panels), panelized pre-cut wall sections, pre-fastened gingerbread trim, two flowerboxes, and two working Plexiglass windows, measuring 14 x 21 inches each. The windows include safety glass, aluminum grids, and screens. Also included are shutters, one painted heart-shaped Plexiglass window, and all assembly hardware, as well as white aluminum exterior corner trim. All trim and siding is pre-primed and ready for painting.
A child-size Dutch door (20W x 40H inches) opens from the front of the playhouse, while an adult door (34W x 61H inches) opens from the side. Paint this house any color you wish. Shingles, dripedge (roof edging), and paint are not included but are available at any local hardware store. If you choose the configuration that includes the deck, you will also have to supply three 4 x 4-foot posts for under-floor support.
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.