This is our Kid Corral, an outdoor children's space for all of Apartment Therapy's inner City Slickers! We have always lived in cities, but eighteen months ago, my husband's job landed us in the middle of nowhere. There are not any good parks around here, so after our barn burned (another story...) we transformed the burn area into a play area for the kids (now ages 8, 6, and 3).
The great thing about the structure's design is that the "bones" can become a more contemporary play area if that is what one desires. (The design is based on a playhouse design that my husband's grandfather used in the 40s). We used what we had....old barn wood, etc. that was lying around the property. Thus, our rustic "western" look. This year, we plan on adding on to the Kid Corral. There are whisperings about a zip line coming soon!
Read more about the project on Kim's blog, slow mo mama
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