Hi everybody!

I'm planning to build a pallet playhouse for my five and seven year old kids. When I searched the internet for examples and plans I discovered that there isn't a lot to find, so I decided to set up this blog. In the 'interesting sites' items there are sites I find interesting on pallet building. They are not all playhouse sites, but interesting as well as they all build with pallets.

Please leave your comments on the blogs, or send an e-mail to thepalletplayhouse@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

first pallet walls

The first wall pallets are up in the air. I had to install the slide for the kids first off course ... Solid vertical beams will support the walls and later on the roof. Everyone was busy with wood, saw and nails. So far we only used re-used materials!

Friday, April 9, 2010

finally, nice weather: time to build!

This week I've started working on the foundations. I've used the old tiles from the little house (wich is still for sale ..) for a solid foundation and it works great! Also decided to build the 2x3 groundplan for maximum space inside. Using some special water resistant foil to lay the pallets on, so they don't get wet.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

no pallets, but straw bales!

From our friends at Casa Calida: an impression of the European Straw Bale Gathering 2009. Enjoy!

ESBG 2009 from dobraidea on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

groundplan ideas

Hmmm, after making layouts for a five (2x2+1) and six (2x3) pallet groundplan I think we're going to build the larger six pallet one. The five pallet one looks nicer, but is smaller. Take a look at the pictures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

first pallets arrived!

The first pallets have arrived, with thanks to two friends of mine! I've decided to use euro pallets (120x80cm); these pallets are equally sized and very solid. This weekend I hope to experiment with some ground plans.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

selling the old house

First I have to sell the old house to make room for the pallet house. So today I took some pictures of it and put it on a internet selling site. Hmm, mixed feelings, because I put a lot of work in it and the kids enjoyed playing in it....