understandable and detailed assembly instructions
photos and professional sketches
included parts lists and cutting templates
You have a cost certainty for the materials used
fast & direct as a digital download
Our building instructions are structured in such a way that everyone can use them – clearly and in detail. In addition to detailed texts that precisely describe each step, photos and technical drawings ensure understanding. The assembly instructions have been developed and optimized over a long period of time and are protected by copyright and cannot be obtained in public stores.
You will receive a 46-page building instruction in which the construction of the playhouse with the short stilts is described. The variants of the stilt house also shown in the gallery (pictures were sent available to us by customers, see customer reviews) were created on the basis of our building instructions and are intended for inspiration. All the steps are described in detail, from purchasing and cutting the wood in a specialist shop, through the preparatory work at home and through to setting up the house in your own garden. Really read through page by page. Numerous photos and clear plan excerpts, wrapped in an easily understandable description of the assembly, will guide you safely to your destination (see excerpts from the assembly instructions)
In addition to a sample letter to obtain a quotation, you will receive a clear, easy-to-understand wood cutting list, which you can then simply send by email to various wood suppliers. This enables you to obtain offers without necessarily having to go to a specialist store.
In addition, you will receive a wood list that you will need during the construction. This shows you clearly all wood groups with length information and where the wood is then installed.
A cutting plan from which you can see which cuts you can make yourself at home (cost savings compared to cutting it in a specialist store).
You will receive additional information and tips as a separate system, e.g. how you can build a playhouse on higher stilts or a larger terrace. However, since individual wishes of the most varied kinds play a role here, no concrete structural measures and details are described.
All the steps from purchasing and cutting the wood in a specialist shop, through the preparatory work at home and setting up the house in your own garden are described in detail. Really read through page by page. Numerous photos and clear plan sections, wrapped in an easily understandable description of the structure, will guide you safely to your destination.
Critically question the prices of other providers. Foundations, steel shoes for posts. All of these are additional structural measures that can cause considerable additional costs, the necessity of which should be questioned. Prices below 500 € are often absolutely unrealistic. Because our building instructions were developed on the basis of the standard wood of one of the most widespread DIY chains in Europe, the current market prices could be stored. Thus, depending on the final price negotiation, the total price ends up in a cost range between € 500 and € 550.
The building instructions were initially based on exact 3D planning with the help of a CAD program. Thus, the dimensions of the house could be adjusted and determined exactly on the basis of common hardware store standard timber, which avoids unnecessary waste and the associated additional work and material costs.
For the pure construction of the house without the pre-processing of the wood and the painting work, you should calculate about 2 – 3 days of work as a skilled craftsman, a little longer as an inexperienced person.
It all started 15 years ago with a self-designed, planned and built children’s playhouse for my two children, Lukas and Amelie. The little Swedish house was so well received by friends and relatives that it resulted in the first DIY building instructions. My children have grown up now and are on board with “Build at Home GbR”.
Many enthusiastic customers kindly and proudly provide us with photos, some of which show true masterpieces that are looking for their peers. The basis for this was our building instructions. Just take a look and be amazed … Pictures say more than words! We are also very proud of the many written customer reviews that we have received over the years!