Onion-shaped Den - large
This onion shaped den is my most popular playhouse shape - equally appealing to children, teenagers and adults.
The sloping sides are comfortable to lean against. The doorway is low but wide giving a sense of enclosure without being claustrophobic. The organic shape sits well among plants in the garden but would look stunning in an open plan interior space too.
This size costs £800 plus delivery. It can be supplied with heavy duty castors to enable it to be more easily moved around for an additional £35. It measures 150cm diameter at the widest point and 175cm tall. The footprint is 114cm diameter and the internal floor is 107cm diameter. It comes complete with a wooden base.
The dens are given two coats of a non-toxic varnish which will need to be reapplied annually. Because they are made from natural materials my willow playhouses will not last forever if kept outside but, if looked after, should give at least 5 years service.
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 I won't be able to make any more until January 2019. There is a chance though to buy an ex-display large onion den at 25% off the normal price. There is one on display at Architectural Plants in Sussex which is for sale at £600. You can go and have a look at it in their beautiful nursery near Pulborough.
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.