Austin, Texas based design studio thoughtbarn constructed an artful playhouse based on a beehive for a wildfire benefit in their city. Their unique construction, which children can not only play in but also climb around on both inside and out, requires only 2x4s, a drill and a chopsaw (and some patience, but don’t all good things?) And now full plans are available for download to Playscapes readers!
Licensed once again by a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution, so do please give credit and don’t attempt to make money off this, amazing as it is. To help you on your way, there are additional photos of construction and installation at the thoughtbarn blog and the thoughtbarn flickr page.
Once again, all I ask is that you send me pics of your very own Playhives, and leave thank-yous for the great folks at thoughtbarn. Think of the Playhive combined with the terrain and planting suggestions from space2place.…amazing. Go out and make a playscape!