|Project by JamieInIndy||posted 04-08-2014 01:47 AM||3758 views||36 times favorited||27 comments|
I built this several years ago but thought I’d post as I’m currently doing some maintenance on it. Before you ask, NO it’s not for me when I get in trouble! LOL. I get that all the time.
I bought the plan online and it was originally sized to an 8×8x8 but I decided that the door would be too small at 2×4 foot so I added 25% to every measurement. So it ended up being 10×10x10. Nice size when you are almost 6 foot 2 but I can’t tell you how many times I still hit the top of my head on the door going in!
The entire process took longer than expected. It probably took 2 years to finish as I had to stop to start another project in the meantime. The detail on this thing is very time consuming not to mention the cost (which I wont, too embarrassed to admit). This is everything a normal house would cost by square foot. It’s insulated, wired, air-conditioned (window unit) and cable ready. Good thing I didn’t make it on a concrete pad because we moved from KC to Indianapolis and took it with us. Apparently there were a lot of people taking pictures and waving at the moving company as they traveled I-70. Somebody took the below picture and sent it to our moving company.
I can’t say the plans I bought were that good. Just showed dimensions but no step by step. So I studied the “blue print” and decided to stand up the left/right walls first then build in between. Seemed to be a good approach as everything worked out fine. Needed to brush up on my geometry as some of those roof angles were a bit tricky.
We keep it locked so that kids aren’t running in with muddy shoes etc. So it doesn’t actually get a lot of use like the play set we have. My original thought is that it would be a place where my daughter could go and play dolls (which she does) and the boys could play in and do homework and sleep overs. Someday I will landscape it and create a path to the door. I still enjoy looking at it and as time goes on we’ll get more and more use out of it. Our kids (13, 11, and 7) have become attached to it as it’s part of their childhood. Maybe some day their kids will be playing in it too.
Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for looking.
-- Jamie - "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out and shouting, ".... holy crap....what a ride!"