Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse
This is the largest of the playhouses I make and is based on the very first one which I made for my daughter.
It's more obviously aimed at children than my 'onion' shapes. The curvy lines and arched windows give the house a fairy tale quality. The twin spires and forked flags swinging gently in the breeze put one in mind of a knight's encampment, but it could equally be a cottage or a castle. The dappled light which enters the house through the woven willow makes it a magical place to be.
Any small child would be enchanted to find such an intriguing structure in their garden and will quickly make it their own.
Handmade in England from natural English willow, the playhouse has impeccable environmental credentials. Willow is a material which is annually renewable and, when your children have grown out of the playhouse, rather than needing to go into landfill, it can simply be recycled in your own garden. It has a limited lifespan outdoors but that can be extended with an annual coating of linseed oil.
The playhouse measures 2.4m (8') wide by 1m (3') deep (front to back) and is a little over 2m (6') tall at the top of the spires. Many playhouses don't allow for the fact that parents are inevitably invited in for tea parties! The Dreaming Spires playhouse allows adults a reasonable degree of comfort on such occasions!
Flags are available in a choice of colours though I think red looks best!
Please contact me for a delivery quotation. Alternatively, you are welcome to organise collection from my studio.
I can only make playhouses in the Spring and early Summer when freshly cut willow is available. I have now come to the end of the season and, once my current orders are fulfilled, I won't be able to make any more until January 2019. I don't have any of these Dreaming Spires Playhouses left. I have just one medium onion and one small onion left in stock. If you are desperate to have a Dreaming Spires Playhouse this summer, try talking to Architectural Plants in Sussex. They have one outside their cafe which you may be able to persuade them to part with!
I only make 10-20 playhouses per year so, if you want to be sure of getting one one in 2019, you can pay a deposit and secure a slot in my order book for next season.