We got to try out a Cascades playhouse – it shows up in a gigantic box, so very exciting for the kiddo who receives it. It was actually very easy to assemble, took us under 5 minutes to do so. The house is made of 100% recycled cardboard – there are doors, windows, window planters etc. to add detail too.
My 6 year old loved it – we assembled it and took a day to come up with a colour scheme. We decorated it together over a few days, carefully painted bricks, awnings etc. It looks great – we assembled it in the living room and it was supposed to make it’s way to the basement but she’s been having so much fun in it that it has stayed up here. She’s pretty tall, but can just stand in it – she’s filled it with blankets and pillows, she goes in there to read, uses it as a dressing room and so on. And our dog loves it in there while she’s away at school – perfect little hideaway for him, can hear him snoring away in it 🙂
The playhouse sells for $35 – which includes shipping. I think it’s an awesome gift to send to a kid, and let the delivery be the surprise instead of wrapping it. And best of all Cascades is donating $2 from every sale to Habitat for Humanity!
I love the idea of this, now that my daughter is older she’s using it as a little hangout, and love that she really put thought into decorating it. If you have more than one kid this is perfect too – since it’s cardboard they can take turns decorating it! I’m looking forward to re-painting ours and changing the look of it completely! It’s great too because you can move it around so easily – it’s super light and can go from room to room easily. You can even take it apart if you’re bringing it somewhere else. My daughter and dog have been playing in and out of it for weeks now and it still looks good too – it’s thick cardboard.
And thanks to Cascades one lucky person will be winning their own My Pretty Playhouse!!
To enter, check out their site and comment with why you’d want to win this, or who you’d give it to.
To earn a 2nd entry like them on facebook.
For a 3rd entry follow Cascades on twitter – make sure to comment seperately for each one.
Giveaway open to all Canadians and will end Monday Dec. 3rd at noon – good luck everyone! 🙂