This Kids' House: A life-sized playhouse is every kid's dream, but it can come with a hefty price tag. This 5x7 model, which has real cedar shingles and a working door and window, costs about $3,500 for the pre-cut wood and plans. But if you think you can DIY for cheaper, you can buy the plans for a much more affordable $99. About $3,500 for the complete kit, $99 for plans; Summerwood.com
From the February 2016 issue of Inside Out magazine. Project by Outdoor Establishments (outdoorestablishments.com.au). Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Nook.