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15 Free Playhouse Plans

Free Plans to Help You Build a Playhouse for the Kids


These free playhouse plans will help you create a great place for your kids or grandkids to play for hours on end. Not only will they have a blast with the finished playhouse, you'll have a great time building this fun project where you get to add details for everyone to enjoy.

There are many different styles of playhouse plans below, all the way from the traditional playhouse to playhouses that are really more like forts. I also have some free tree house plans if you want to put your playhouse up in the sky or free swing set plans for more fun. You could also use a shed plan with an added window for a more practical playhouse.

All the free playhouse plans include blueprints, diagrams, and written building steps. Some also include color photos, videos, and user submissions of finished playhouses.

After you've browsed through the free playhouse plans, be sure to look at my other free woodworking plans for bunk beds, picnic tables, dog houses, porch swings, decks, and bookcases.

1. A Place Imagined Free Playhouse Plan

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Here's a free playhouse plan for a traditional playhouse that's the perfect size for a backyard and can be customized just the way you want.

A free download of these playhouse plans includes a material list, exterior elevations, site preparation and base plan, floor plan, roof frame plan and details, section and window details, and a rafter template.

2. Lowe's Free Outdoor Playhouse Plan

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Lowe's also has a free playhouse plan that includes a secret hideaway fro the kids.

A tools and materials list, cutting list, planning advice, day-by-day building plans, and color photos are all part of this free playhouse plan.

3. The Wendy House Playhouse Plan by BuildEazy

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Here's a more feminine playhouse plan, The Wendy House, that includes a front porch. You can look at photos users have submitted to get a better idea of what the finished playhouse can look like.

The free playhouse plan includes a materials list, buildimg instructions, cutting lists, and diagrams.

4. Deluxe Playhouse Plan from DIY Network

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DIY Network has a free playhouse plan that's 6' x 8' with a small deck off the front door. You can expect to spend two days building this simple playhouse.

Diagrams, lists, and building instructions will help you get this playhouse built in no time.

5. DIY Playhouse Plan from Birds & Blooms

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Birds & Blooms has a free playhouse plan that builds this super cute gingerbread playhouse that's a cinch to build.

This free playhouse plans includes color photos, blueprints, site selection tips, and building instructions.

6. American Gothic Playhouse Plan from Southern Pine

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A free PDF download of the American Gothic Playhouse plan includes a materials list, tools list, construction steps, and blueprints.

Your finished project will be this stunning playhouse fit for your little king or queen.

7. Free Playhouse Plan from Ace Hardware

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Here's a cute free playhouse plan from Ace Hardware that will take you a few days to build.

Detailed building instructions along with color photos are all part of this free playhouse plan.

8. Free Kids Playhouse Plan from Cool Forts

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This is just one of the free playhouse plans you can get from Cool Forts. This is an outpost just for kids that includes a lookout and small windows all around the structure.

Download the full PDF plan for tons of blueprints and construction steps.

9. HGTV's Free Fort Plans

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Why build a playhouse when you can build a fort? This free fort plan from HGTV will help you build this very cool fort that the kids will love.

Building steps, helpful tips, and color pictures will help you get this fort built.

10. Palette Playhouse by Jkratman for Instructables

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This free playhouse plan uses shipping palettes and reclaimed wood for the majority of the structure. It looks like a fun project and cheap one - it was built for less than $120!

There are tons of color pictures and detailed instructions to help you build a playhouse just like this one.

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