For those of you have some carpenter skills and tools with growing kids, you might want to consider building one of these neat playhouses using pallets and old wood. FYI, pallets can usually be purchased rather cheap at around $5 each. Plus, a lot of furniture stores throw away bunch of pallets on a daily basis, if you know someone in the furniture district, you might be able to get the pallets for free.
Try using shipping pallets and reclaimed wood to build your kids a funky playhouse. Or use it as a shed.
Not only was this project fun, I also travelled a lot and met a great many very nice people who were giving perfectly good materials for little or no money.
I spent $200 dollars on this project in 2008-2009. Over a hundred dollars went to paint, the rest to any building materials I couldn’t get for free.
I think this is a great idea to make a cool playhouse for your kids plus you will be saving some carbon footprint by recycling wood.