Monday, May 16, 2011

GREAT Repurposing Idea For A Plastic Playhouse

A large part of living sustainably is learning how to reduce, reuse, and recycle things you may have around your house (or that you see someone else getting rid of!).  A few weeks ago I came across the most interesting blog post about how a woman, Chandra, repurposed a Little Tykes plastic playhouse.

Can you begin to guess what it was used for?

You'll never guess....

She used it .....

To create....



A chicken coop!

Chickens may be the easiest of all farm animals to keep and nowadays, as the post reads, many suburban neighborhoods are allowing people to keep a few chickens in their backyards.  Reusing this Little Tykes playhouse makes an inexpensive and very sustainable way to keep chickens in your backyard - and best of all it blends in beautifully to the neighborhood.

Go to Front Porches - Sweet Tea and Old Aprons, to read more about how Chandra created this really cute chicken coop    

And don't forget to Barn Hop over to Homestead Revival!


  1. Want to know something a bit odd?!? My husband had the same idea! We asked Freecyclers for their old play house and no one responded! How odd is that?!? Two creative hubbies. :-)

  2. Oops. I didnt realize it was a female that did this. Still. Two very - creative - people who can think OUTSIDE the box. Impressive!

  3. Very creative! And such a great use of something that would just end up in a landfill. Kudos!

  4. Do you have any interior photos. I am getting a playhouse from a friend today and I was looking for how to "do" the interior.

  5. Do you have a link to her website? My husband and I would like to build something similar.
    Thanks, Donna