For the longest
I must admit, I thought it was going to be really bloody difficult to build, I had visions of nail after nail and about 10 million bits of wood I needed to slot together and hammer into place.
Luckily I was very wrong and it came like a normal flat pack with numbered pieces and screws all sorted into bags. The instructions were pretty simple to follow, I’m not terrible at flat packs but I’m not the best at holding things and screwing but I actually managed to put it all together myself, on my own with 2 kids running around me. Eloise did help hold the larger pieces in place while I secured them but it was mostly done by me. It does state that it needs 2 people so if you have someone to help you it’ll be even easier.
The design is simple, but effective. There are two cute little functioning windows already made using perspex so no worrying about glass
Size wise it’s perfect for toddlers, Eloise is 9 this year and can just about stand up straight in the middle and I can just about fit in too but I have to crouch for sure but this house would be best for toddlers/preschoolers. That being said, Eloise loves playing with Lily in it so the size doesn’t hold back older kids at all.
It’s pretty lightweight meaning it’s easy to move about if you need to but stil heavyvy enough not to get blown away (I hope). Me and Ben were able to pick it up and shift it about to where we wanted it although it will be moving up the garden in the summer when the grass isn’t as wet which will be easy enough to do.
Because the wood is unfinished it is advised that you treat the wood or paint it to keep it weatherproof. I chose to paint ours, pink obvs although the
I’m hoping to make it less pink and more rainbow in the near future along with some window boxes and a little table and chairs in there at least. At the moment the inside is pretty bare but there is more than enough space for a kids table and I’m so excited for the Summer! Lots of tea parties on the horizon I think and I’m currently hitting Pinterest for a load of play of ideas!