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I'm looking for a cheap outdoor summer playhouse idea for my son - recyclables welcome! Answered

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jand (author)2009-04-16

Even smaller cardboard boxes work. Tape them shut and they become building blocks..big ones. My boys would play with them for hours in the living room on rainy days.

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Leosmama (author)2009-04-11

Big cardboard boxes. You can get them from places that sell fridges/washing-machines furniture etc. cut out windows, doors. Join several boxes together with packing tape to make kitchen/lounge/bedroom etc. small box as a table. Everyone can join in painting it, inside and out. Paint a clock, pictures and their frames, etc. Attach some Xmas bells as a door bell. If you can put it under cover when it rains, you could get several months out of it (we did). Have fun!

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Catharsis (author)2009-03-09

Bryan Smith called it right. My Dad did just that when I was about seven or eight years old. It was a two story "fort" with a trap door between the floors. We cut a "window" in one wall of the second storey, and Dad even found some carpet for it to prevent a few splinters. Just make cubes, and stack 'em up.

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Bryan Smith (author)2009-03-07

Shipping pallets nailed together. Be creative. Pallets are free at many businesses. Be sure to ask first though.

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11010010110 (author)2009-03-02

go to construction site find the megatrash take everything usable (especially steel and aluminium profiles and stuff that can be used for walls / roof) build he house from it

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KentsOkay (author)2009-03-02