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I would have gone crazy for something like this as a child. With just a little imagination this structure, essentially 3 pieces of wood hinged together on casters, becomes a play house, a fort, a puppet stage, or store front. The peek-a-boo holes and chalkboard paint are a nice touch too.

When it's not in use, it could screen off a messy toy area or it looks like it would fold relatively flat for storage too. Well, this particular rendition, the Biombo Kasbah, is inspired by Moroccan Kasbahs and adorned with traditional Moroccan fabrics from the Atlas Mountain region and will set you back almost €400. This may not fit in with everyone's budgetary plans; I'm pretty sure there wasn't a line for that in my family's budget growing up, but with the right materials and a bit of know-how, this could make a pretty cool diy project too.