Be creative for me – a question of garden structures.

Be creative for me – a question of garden structures.

I have a two-year-old. I'd like to make him some sort of play structure, but I'd like it to be a kind of structure that would translate into something useful in my garden after his use of it is over. Think playhouse that in a few years could be a potting shed or small greenhouse. My husband is a very adept carpenter and can build almost anything, I just need to give him the ideas!

Some considerations:

It needs to be somewhat attractive. That being said I appreciate form following function and function being beautiful so it's not like it has to be some grand structure.

It should be smallish - perhaps a 6' x 4' footprint? 8' x 2' footprint? 6' x 6'? Not much bigger than that.

It cannot be made of glass; I'd prefer no plastic.

It should be relatively mobile; if it could be dismantled and reassembled easily even better!

I live in a wetwetwetwet area in the winter - something that can withstand the wet is a must.


So tell me, internet, what creative ideas can you conjure up? Do you know of a garden shed plan that you've thought would make a great playhouse? Or a play pirate ship that looked exactly like a greenhouse? Or a chicken house perfect for little kids to play in?
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