13 Free Playhouse Plans the Kids Will Love

Boy in Wooden Playhouse Holding Binoculars

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These free playhouse plans will help you create a great place for your kids or grandkids to play for hours on end. Not only will they have a blast with the finished playhouse, but you'll also have a great time building this fun project where you get to add details for everyone to enjoy.

There are many different styles of playhouse plans below, all the way from the traditional playhouse to playhouses that are more like forts. We also have some free treehouse plans if you want to put your playhouse up in the sky or free swing set plans for more fun. You could also use a shed plan with an added window for a more practical playhouse.

All the free playhouse plans include blueprints, diagrams, and written building steps. Some also include color photos, videos, and user submissions of finished playhouses.

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    Easy Playhouse Plan

    A Modern Wooden Playhouse
    House of Wood

    If you are looking for a playhouse that's modern yet still classic, this free plan from The House of Wood might be just what you're looking for. It builds a gorgeous little playhouse that kids of all ages will admire. It has some big openings for windows and a door plus a few other neat features that you have to see.

    The downloadable plans include a shopping list, required tool list, diagrams, color photos, cut list, and building instructions.​

    Easy Playhouse Plan from The House of Wood

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    A Handmade Hideaway

    The Handmade Home

     The Handmade Home

    The Handmade Home has designed a free playhouse plan called A Handmade Hideaway. It consists of an elevated deck and an A-frame structure. It sits above the ground making it perfect for attaching a slide or pole to get down. The tent flaps can be closed to give the playhouse a private feel.

    A supply list, cut list, and price breakdown are all included in the plan. There are detailed instructions for building the base, the walls, the railing, and shutters, as well as the roof.

    A Handmade Hideaway from The Handmade Home

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    The Wendy House Playhouse Plan

    A Playhouse With a Front Porch, Windows, and Door

    Here's a more feminine playhouse plan, The Wendy House, that includes a front porch. What a fun place for a kid to hang out! A full-sized door and windows are installed in the playhouse to give it a real-life house feel.

    You can look at photos users have submitted to get a better idea of what the finished playhouse can look like. The free playhouse plan includes a materials list, building instructions, cutting lists, and diagrams.

    The Wendy House Playhouse Plan from BuildEazy

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    Free Playhouse Plan

    A Small Playhouse With a Window and Doora Small Playhouse With a Window and Door
    A Place Imagined

    Looking for something with less of a footprint? Here's a free playhouse plan for a traditional playhouse that's the perfect size for a backyard and can be customized just the way you want.

    A free download of these playhouse plans includes a material list, exterior elevations, site preparation and base plan, floor plan, roof frame plan and details, section and window details, and a rafter template.

    Free Playhouse Plan from A Place Imagined 

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    Unique Playhouse Plan

    A Playhouse With Stairs, a Bench, and a Fold-Down Roof
    DIY Network

    Forget your traditional square playhouse with this free plan from DIY Network. Instead, you'll have a unique playhouse with stairs and a bench, that can all be folded away when not in use. Diagrams, lists, and building instructions will help you get this playhouse built in no time.

    Unique Playhouse Plan from DIY Network

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    Free Playhouse Plan

    A Raised Playhouse With a Slide and Climbing Wall
    Ana White

    Ana White has a free playhouse plan that uses plywood for the walls, making it a quick project perfect for the beginner. These free playhouse plans include color photos, diagrams, materials, and tools list, a cut list, building instructions, and user photos.

    Free Playhouse Plans from Ana White

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    Palette Playhouse

    A Yellow and Pink Wooden Playhouse

    This free playhouse plan uses shipping palettes and reclaimed wood for the majority of the structure. It looks like a fun project and a cheap one. It was built for less than $120!

    There are tons of color pictures and detailed instructions to help you build a playhouse just like this one.

    Palette Playhouse by Jkratman for Instructables

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    Free Playhouse Plan

    Man building playhouse


    Gajus / Getty Images 

    Georgia Pacific has a free download of a playhouse plan that builds a great looking playhouse on an 8x8 piece of land. This free playhouse plan includes a materials list, building directions, diagrams, and finishing details.

    Free Playhouse Plan from Georgia Pacific's

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    American Gothic Playhouse Plan

    A Black and White Photo of a Girl in Front of a Gothic Style Playhouse
     Southern Pine

    A free PDF download of the American Gothic Playhouse plan includes a materials list, tools list, construction steps, and blueprints. Your finished project will be this stunning playhouse fit for your little king or queen.

    American Gothic Playhouse Plan from Southern Pine

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    Free Fort Plans

    Girl Mending Treehouse

    Peter Mason / Getty Images 

    Why build a playhouse when you can build a fort? This free fort plan from HGTV will help you build this very cool fort that the kids will love. Building steps, helpful tips, and color pictures will help you get this fort built.

    Free Fort Plans from HGTV

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    Playhouse Plan

    An Illustration of a Simple Playhouse
    How To Specalist

    Here's a plan for a simple playhouse that includes walls, a floor, roof, door, and a window. The playhouse plan consists of a materials list, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions.

    Playhouse Plan from How To Specialist

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    Kid's Play Fort Project

    Side View of Smiling Girl Playing in Wooden Toy House

    Maskot / Getty Images 

    If you're looking for the extreme playhouse plan, then this fort project from BuildEazy is right up your alley. Included in the design are a trap door, climbing wall, swing, and slide. You'll find a pictorial summary, written instructions, shopping list, and user photos and comments in this free playhouse plan.

    Kid's Play Fort Project from BuildEazy's

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    Outdoor Playhouse Plan

    Happy Boy and Girl in Playhouse

    Johner Images / Getty Images 

    This playhouse plan will build you a structure with three windows and a door that makes a simple yet fun playhouse. Included in the free playhouse plan are a materials list, tool tips, diagrams, and written directions.

    Outdoor Playhouse Plan from My Outdoor Plans